There are very few Indian writers whom I consider in high regards. Though I don’t have any favourite genre but I love reading thrillers.
Ravi Subramanian is one of my favourite writers and I have loved reading all his books so far – God is Gamer , Bankerupt , If God Was a Banker ,The Bankster. I was super excited when Blogadda asked me If I would like to get an autographed copy of his latest book.
Who would like to miss such a golden opportunity ? I waited desperately to receive the copy and the moment I received the same I was desperate to read it. Since I was swamped with my office work during the day and at home loved to take care of my 4 month old baby, I read this book only after 12 in night.
I had read synopsis that unlike this previous books this time Ravi has written a romantic novel. I had lot of expectations before starting the book and when I finished reading , I was not disappointed. In fact it was not only a romantic book but a romantic thriller. Ravi has blended a wonderful cocktail of romance, banking ( where he belongs ) , life of a bestseller writer and thriller experience which reflect in his earlier piece of work.
About the Book : The main protagonist of the book is Aditya who is a banker by profession and a writer as his passion. Along with his wife Maya ,who was his colleague in college and a son he lived a happy and successful life. Maya sacrificed a lot for Aditya’s success and gave him ample space and privacy to pursue his passion . She gave up her career to take care of her son and husband.
Aditya got huge fan following in India owning to the best-seller books that he wrote. His life was going on smoothly till he had bitter encounter with a MBA grad named Shreya . What started off with a minor stifle soon turned out to be romantic and extramarital affair. Shreya always wanted to make big in life as a writer and what could be a better platform to launch her writing career on shoulders of India’s best selling writer.
She joined Aditya’s Bank and then his team. She got involved in him thoroughly and used him for learning all the tips and tricks of writing, publishing ,marketing and launching a book. She utilized Aditya’s contacts for her benefit and blackmailed him when Aditya tried to move out of this relationship. Aditya’s extramarital affair was out in open to the world and his family life almost crumbled to shreds. His best friend Sanjay also plays an important role in this story.
The climax of this book will blow up your mind. Though Ravi has written a romantic novel but the way he has added minute details to wove a plot adds flavor to the climax and is really mind-blowing. I will not reveal the actual plot and climax here since it will spoil the real fun. But I would say its a must read , if you love romantic thrillers. This book is worth your money !!
About the Author : Described as the John Grisham of banking, by the Wall Street Journal, Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, is the author of four bestselling commercial novels If God was a Banker, Devil in Pinstripes, The Incredible Banker and The Bankster based on financial crime. Having been a banker himself, he has a unique insight into the industry he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats
Rating for the Novel : 4/5