About The Author :
Ravi Subramanian is India’s number one thriller writer, having written six bestselling books. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), he is currently head of a leading financial institution. A career banker and financial services professional, Ravi has worked with various multinational banks (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC) for over eighteen years. As a result of his extensive background in foreign banks, writing about banking comes quite naturally to Ravi. Each one of his books thus far have been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank.
Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed NBFC. Subramanian continues to write popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the Career and Business life page of The Economic Times.
Story Plot :
The book starts with the gathering of students of IIM- Bangalore for the speech of the one of the alumini- Arjun Kapoor , famous banker and has written famous books so far.
While he was talking , he mentioned his book as product and how to sell it. One girl from the gathering stand up and said he must not mention it as product.
The girls name was revealed as Shreya Kaushik in the next chapter. She stays in the hostel , her parents separated when she was young.
Maya , wife of Arjun Kapoor was also a alumini of IIM, theirs was a love marriage. Maya got job in Singapore and they relocated there. They have a son Aryan. After their son’s birth she quit the job and was currently working as a teacher in Ambani’s school.
Arjun was working at the National bank, he got this job through sanjay Narang, the head of human resource , who was a classmate of arjun in IIM and both were friends since then.
Sanjay called Arjun and asked whether he is interested in joining the Interviewing panel as being a HR , he is going to IIM , Bangalore.
Arjun said it will be boring and after checking his mail , he was having a book reading event a day before the interview session , he said ok.
In the book reading event, a girl waited till the last to get his signature . He signed as I won’t forget you shreya and November 22 . He even gave her a ride to her hostel as she can’t find autoricshaw.
On the day of interview , he selected shreya’s resume along with some others and he insisted sanjay to select her.
She joined the bank one month before others and was placed in Arjun’s team. Sanjay noted his interest in her and he even asked Arjun about and warned him that he has a family to look over……..
Shreya asked Arjun’s help in publishing her first book as her manuscript was rejected by a publisher.
When he told her that he was writing his fifth book , she asked that to read before publishing. Usually he gives it to read for Maya , he gave that to shreya when Maya went on a school trip to NASA.
Arjun called Vaishali Mathur of Kiwi Books , to publish shreya’s book and he send the manuscript to her as well as few of the publishers…….
After few days , vaishali called him and said that she already received the story but with slight variations. She added that the story he send has the main character name as Arjun and he has wife and a son. The female lead will marry him at the end as his wife dies. She also asked how the writer knows more about the naxalites.
Arjun didn’t consider any thing , but he insisted her to work on to publish the work……
Arjun’s fifth book was about to publish under kiwi books. For the party he invited shreya too. Sanjay came to him asked if maya knows about them…….
In the party , Arjun introduced maya , shreya and sunaina , while sunaina extended her hand , but shreya just say hello.
Both maya and shreya dislikes each other at their first encounter. Arjun went introducing shreya to those in the party , maya’s eyes followed shreya as she found something suspicious.
She searched in google about shreya and found a blog post on the arjun and shreya’s discussion on IIM , Bangalore. She then searched on the facebook of TOI and saw the picture of both of them together in the picture of the book reading event in Bangalore . She also remembered that he went to Bangalore for placement selection , so he selected her for national bank.
Maya went straight to Arjun and asked him all about these and why he lied to her . But Arjun has answer for her every question. At last , Maya warned him that shreya isn’t harmless , be carefull.
Arjun continued on his relation with Shreya….
Maya went on a conference to Paris , on her return she brought her a new iPhone 6 , when she tried to backup by connecting to the laptop , she accidently clicked another Iphone which arjun was having now . she was shocked to see the messages between arjun and someone named Ramkumar ( It was shreya’s number , Arjun changed the name when Maya suspected him ) .she was diagnosed with Ebola the next day………
What happens to Maya after that ?
Did Arjun felt guilty for his mistake ?
What happened to shreya ?
Read the book to know about the rest of the story....
My opinion :
The story plot revolves around the banker and famous author who was happy with his family . A girl who want to be a famous author comes in his life . How his life changed after that. Is it good for a wife to believe in his husband blindly ....
The book with a total of 388 pages was worth reading.
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