He was a bestseller… She wanted him to make her one. The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.
THE BESTSELLER SHE WROTE is my first novel by Ravi Subramanian. I started the story with great hopes. My reaction was mixed. Ravi Subramanian weaves the characters, and action together like a master storyteller, but at times it seems like he is groping in the dark searching for the story.
Aditya Kapoor has everything a man could wish for. He has a successful career both as a banker and an author, and a loving wife. Shreya Kaushik is reckless, ambitious, and a go-getter.
The Bestseller She Wrote starts when Aditya visits IIM Bengaluru as an honoured guest, and Shreya, a student there gets into an argument with him during his speech.
Later, she reads his books, and turns from a skeptic to a fan. He meets her again at his book reading, and at campus recruitment where he helps her get a job at his bank. Aditya is attracted towards her youth, Shreya towards his glamour. She wants him to help her write a bestseller.
Is it really possible to love two people at a time? Can Aditya help Shreya turn her book into a bestseller? Can love survive when pitted against ambition, or betrayal?
The odds of Dahlia successfully navigating adulthood are 3,720 to 1. But never tell her the odds.
Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change.
Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own she’s offered a job. A job that she’s woefully under-qualified for. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?).
Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she’s just the girl to deal with them.
As the queen of making unfortunate decisions, the title “The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss” caught my interest. The novel lives up to the expectations raised by the title. It had me laughing so loudly that my family darted suspicious glances at me. Requesting the book on NetGalley is one of the best decisions I made. Continue reading Book Review: The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss→
Publisher: Random House – Ballantine (August 18th 2015)
Hardcover: 384 pages
The murderer’s daughter is a character-driven thriller portraying the life of a bold and brilliant psychologist, Dr Grace Blades. Grace helps troubled people, specially those who have lost their loved ones. She herself has lost her parents in a murder-suicide when she was five. Passing through a chain of foster homes, she finally finds a loving family. But, she still has a dark side, and leads a double life.
A new client, Andrew Toner, finds her through an article she has written about the psychological aspects of being related to a murderer. He recognises her from their recent encounter. He is hesitant to talk, and leaves within a few minutes. The next day, a homicide detective turns up at her door with the news of his death. Continue reading Book Review: The Murderer’s Daughter→
I was eagerly waiting for the thriller, “A minute to death”. Not only because the author Ganga Bharani is a co-blogger and a friend, but because I’ve read her debut novel, “Just you, me, and a secret”. After reading this novel, I’m glad to say it lives up to my expectation. A minute to death is a riveting thriller leading to an unanticipated ending.
The novel begins at the Raghavan colony where a young girl, Avanthika is found hanging in her room. An aspiring writer Riya also arrives there. She has persuaded her boyfriend Inspector Rohan to let her study the crime scene. How else can she write a realistic description of a crime scene in her novel?
Rohan has chosen this case as it looks like an open-and-shut suicide case. As he unravels the mystery that is Avanthika’s life, some things don’t add up. The mystery deepens as one more victim is found in similar circumstances. Have the girls really committed suicide or is there a serial killer on the loose? The plot keeps you guessing, and leads up to the unexpected climax, and a beautifully written epilogue. Continue reading Book Review: A Minute to Death→
They all looked the same- sweet, and sincere – her future friends. That is the reason she came to the mall. Not to hang out with her old friends, but to make a new friend. Every Saturday night.Continue reading Her new friend→
She paid for the medicines, and left the chemist’s shop, which was opposite the bus stop. Until three months ago, when she travelled by bus, this was the same path she used. Her house was about fifteen minutes walk from here.
Today, she regretted sending away the auto-rickshaw as she traversed the familiar path. That incident changed every woman’s opinion of the area. The street no longer seemed safe.
Darkness had engulfed the entire lane, the dim street-lights barely providing enough light for her to see the road ahead. The shops in the area were closed for the night. Her mobile phone showed 10:30. It might as well be 12.30, she thought, staring at the pitch black night.Continue reading A walk in the dark→
When the first rays of the sun reached the earth this morning, I was born. I know, you are thinking it’s a lie. How can I be born today when you have been watching me grow all this time? Continue reading Birth of a flower→