BOOK REVIEW: Hidden Husband by Shikha Kaul

Title of the book : Hidden Husband
Author : Shikha Kaul
Publisher : Gargi Publishers

Blurb of the book:

Aisha is trapped in her own secret which makes her life hell.

Her love for Raghav is true. But hailing from two very different cultures is the basis of their continued friction. Aisha is a Punjabi girl from Gurgaon and Raghav a Bihari from Ranchi. Raghav’s family will certainly not accept a girl from outside their community. And yet, he continues giving her false hopes through his efforts and promises.

And then they take a step which entangles her life further.

Will she manage to come out of this quandary or must she continue to live in her self-created web? Explore her journey that makes her realise the atrocities being committed on women in the Indian society and the tough decisions she must take, keeping her most loved ones oblivious to everything happening in her life.

About the author:

Shikha Khanduja Kaul is an Indian author who was born in Amritsar, Punjab. Her family moved to Gurgaon in 1992 and she has seen the city grow from a small town to being the Millennium City of India. She completed her schooling from Gurgaon and later graduated with Honours in Physics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HR) from Symbiosis Center forDistance Learning. A mother to a beautiful daughter and a wife to the handsomest husband, a daughter to loving parents and a daughter-in-law to the most caring parents-in-law, she works in the Staffing Industry and is passionate about penning her thoughts and creating stories out of thin air. She loves to dance and spend time with her little princess. In short, she can be described as a complete woman who ensures she goes to bed with a content smile every day; someone who manages her 24 hours, balancing both her personal and professional lives, perfectly.

My Review:

Positive Points:

1) Realistic plot: Yes, Being an Indian you will be very well aware about the fact that, falling in love and staying with the one you love is altogether a different thing. Hence, I would like to say, this novel shows us a dark side of the society in context of caste and religion.

2) Story line: I would give 5 out of 5 to the author for selecting such a mind joggling topic. Moreover, flow of the story was like cheery on the cake. I was never bored while reading this tale. I think, that’s one of the best compliment an author can get.

3) Narration:  I would like to congratulate author, for being a brilliant narrator. It’s all because of her writing skills, I could sense the feelings like love, pain, misery while reading the tale. I could imagine Aisha and Raghav. “Something that’s written by heart, surely touches the other heart.”

Special Mention: Throughout the story, author tried to depict the point that no matter what we do, think and plan. There’s nothing that can be done or said in front of God’s will. The way this point is shown and proven by author is appreciable.

Negative Points: 

I didn’t find anything negative as such to mention it here.


Shikha Kaul does wonders with her story-telling skills. I was lost in the world of the protagonists for almost the entire day. Very remarkably crafted characters and truly a heart wrenching story hidden husband is. And how beautifully the epilogue has been written!

I want you to pick up this book, as I’m sure, Hidden husband will surely sneak into your heart. I loved it to the core and I’m sure this tale will touch your heart too!

My Ratings: 4.5 out of 5

Hidden Husband – A book by Shikha kaul was provided to me by Mr. Pulkit Gupta  (Publisher at Gargi Publishers) in exchange of a honest Review.


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