The Giant Dark is a must-read debut from Sarvat Hasin

The Giant Dark is a must-read debut novel by author Sarvat Hasin. Released in July 2021, it’s one we’ve had on our to-read list for a while.

She was never meant to be an ordinary woman, reading out her history as if it belonged to us. She was more than that. She was the way of learning the world.

It was the last time most of us would see her but we didn’t know that then.

Aida is the defining rock star of her age; her every move is observed, examined and owned by a devoted, cultish fanbase. When she disappears without a trace into a complicated love affair they are determined to find her, uncover her truths and own her once more.

Aida and Ehsan reconnect after a decade apart, hoping to recapture the innocent, lost love of their youth. Before long, their connection is strained by secrets and jealousies and the past begins to blur with their present as they follow in the footsteps of mythic lovers before them.

The Giant Dark was a fantastic read. Switching POVs throughout, The POV of fans was a particularly nice twist on this type of story as it made it more real and captured the sometimes obsessive nature of fandoms perfectly. It’s a hypnotic read that leaves you breathless with intensity and depiction of the complex romantic relationship between the two protagonists and the fans trying to discover what’s happened to their much-loved rockstar idol.

The Giant Dark is out now via Dialogue Books, you can get a copy here!

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