‘Phoenix In Flames’ is a book about ordinary women who walk the tightrope of life with extraordinary grit, determination and fortitude. Sana, Sahar, Malini, Mrityunjai and other female protagonists grapple with their personal demons and tragedies. Some arise rejuvenated and reborn like the Phoenix, others perish, consumed by their own torment. Rachna Singh with emotional fervour and heart-breaking empathy weaves a narrative that finds an echo in the lives of all women. The book at times elicits a smile as ordinary women scale extraordinary heights. At other times it leaves you misty-eyed at the tragic turn of events.