About the Author:
Described as the ‘John Grisham of banking’, by the Wall Street Journal, Ravi Subramanian is a banker by profession, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore. He is the author of—If God was a Banker (2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009), The Incredible Banker (2011), The Bankster (2012) Bankerupt (2013), God is a Gamer(2014) and The Bestseller She Wrote(2015).
Ravi Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed Non-banking financial company and lives in Mumbai with his Biotechnologist turned banker wife, Dharini and his fourteen year old daughter Anusha.
About the Book:
Reading this book became more special because of these handmade bookmarks given to me by my Secret Santa. Thank you dear Santa 🙂 🙂 . Wish you all a Merry Christmas. Keep sharing gifts and happiness with everyone you know and you don’t know.
Coming to the book, “One bad decision can make your life hell,” and “All that starts well, ends well” is what I learnt from the book. This book has approximately 400 pages and this book has all – love, romance, betrayal and thriller. The story is about Aditya- a best seller author who falls in love with Shreya, who aspires to be a best seller author, because of her beauty and passion. Aditya betrays his wife Maya for Shreya. Aditya promises Shreya to help her publish her novel which he did at the end of the story. Shreya at first was using Aditya to publish her novel, but gradually she started falling in love with Aditya. In between there are so many twists where his wife Maya comes to know about Aditya and Shreya’s relationship, Maya’s sufferings from Ebola, Aditya realizing his mistakes and then ending his relationship with Shreya, Shreya cheating Aditya and blackmailing him. Then Sanjay (Aditya’s friend) and his girlfriend helps him to find the truth to get rid of Shreya completely. And the truth is quite a shocking one! First half is like a TV Serial but the second half is full of twists and surprises.
As the book says, “There is more strength in forgiveness than in walking away”, Maya at last forgives her husband and accepts him again because he had apologised to her in public and moreover he accepted his mistakes.
I liked the way Ravi has described the story- You could feel Maya’s pain, Aditya’s guilt, Aditya’s love for the two women at the same time and you actually get angry with Shreya many times. The plot of the novel can be related to many true life stories. Description of characters were perfect. This novel also has some helpful tips for the budding author as the two leads story revolves around publishing novel.
Though this book is not as great as his last one. But yeah! It’s definitely a good read. A big lesson can be learnt from Aditya, Maya and Shreya. The book cover is beautiful. Also this book is under process of getting adapted to a movie. Congratulations Ravi Subramanian. Keep Writing! We are proud of you.
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