http://www.bookchums.com/book/jacob-hills-paperback/9789350296493/NzU1ODk=.html The prologue makes for a disturbing start, as we get a firsthand account of an army officer’s battered wife. We see that the nameless woman is contemplating escape of a different kind as she writes with finality: I ran from home to be with him, and then from him, exhausted in mind and spirit, I ran deep within. But this time I must go further, someplace my voice can’t reach me. From her the narrative is handed over to Eva Chandy, and Anglo-Indian married to the moody George Chandy. We come across her on a train journey as the couple looks to settle down in Jacob Hills, knowing little of what is in store for them. We then meet Saryu, the helpless, ‘ugly’ wife who is treated as meat by her demonic, blind with ambition husband Vikram. Captain Rana is a young officer at the War College who is embroiled in a life-altering consequence of his own making.