Everything we do has good or bad consequences but how often do we stop and ponder upon it while we’re doing it? Humans tend to live in abandon and forget that their wrongdoings are getting registered and will eventually need to be accounted and answered for. However, with some stroke of luck what if they get a second chance to set it all right? This is the premise of the book Second Chance by Sandeep Jatwa that I’m reviewing today.
What is the book about?
This is the story of Shekhar Kapoor, a self-consumed successful businessman who would stop at nothing to get his way. He is arrogant, brash, mean and patronising and has little or no love or respect for anyone in his life. Suddenly one day he starts receiving cryptic warnings from something called City of Justice to mend his ways or pay for it. He ignores them.
Only after he’s killed in a car accident and he faces the Bookkeeper does he realise that all of it wasn’t his imagination. His entire life is flashed in front of him and he’s filled with shame, dread, fear and guilt looking at it all. He hopes there’s some way in which he can undo the pain he has caused to everyone around him but is it possible? Is it too late already?
My take on it
This book serves as a reminder to us that every good deed has the capacity to undo bad ones. A life filled with happiness and love is more worthy than earning millions and living in punishing solitude. The author has depicted the stark contrast in the protagonist’s behaviour well. Punishment or the fear of it isn’t a solution but it can act as a deterrent. The concept of a second chance at life is refreshing and unique and is the best takeaway from this book.
On the downside, I wish the book was edited better because I could find mistakes in it. Hope this will be dealt with in the next print.
I’ll give this book 3/5 stars.
Author: Sandeep Jatwa
Publisher : Educreation Publishing
Number of Pages: 190
I received this book from VInfluencers in exchange for an honest review.