Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Book Review #52: The Bestseller She Wrote

ISIN: 978-93-85152-38-2
Author: Ravi Subramanian
Genre: Romance / Drama / Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: Rs. 295/-

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The novel starts as the story of an aspiring author Shreya, who is from IIM. Shreya right from the beginning appears as a manipulative, ambitious girl who can go to any extent to fulfil her dreams. She exploits Aditya in every sense to publish her book (even if that means sleeping with him) and turns his life upside down. Aditya is bewitched by Shreya.

Adultery causes chaos in Aditya's household while Shreya is busy finalizing her manuscript. It is when Maya, Aditya's devoted wife is on the deathbed that Aditya realizes that he has wronged her by indulging with Shreya, and seeks her forgiveness while deciding that sleeping with Shreya hasn't, in any way, hampered the love for her almost dead wife. The turmoil of a wife when she finds out her husband is having an affair is portrayed in a very emotive manner. The part where Maya gets Ebola has been explained in a good way too.

As Aditya puts an end to his adulterous relationship with Shreya, she doesn't take it very well and poses a threat to his writing career as well.

The characters are very neatly etched out. The story brings out the fragility of human relationships beautifully. From the plot to the characters to the dialogues everything is just perfectly served!

Ravi Subramanian is an amazing thriller writer and his books start doing magic right from the first page itself. Kudos to him for venturing out into something so drastically different from his previous works and yet managing to do it with such an amazing ease and perfection.

With so many writers aspiring to become ‘Best Selling Authors’, this book gives an insight into the Best-Selling game and guides the reader regarding the process of writing, editing, publishing and marketing the book.

This book is definitely a thumbs up from me. It is pretty light and easy read and keeps you hooked to the climax too. It is a corporate saga of love, betrayal, friendship, vengeance, dreams, desires, love, lust and longing all wrapped into one. 

I found the book interesting also because it provides a man’s viewpoint on extramarital affairs. Many books that deal with this theme are women-centric and dwell on the fate of the woman. What happens when a middle-aged guy falls for a woman, loses his carefully constructed family and world and wants to end it all because he loves his wife? What can he do when he realizes he is being used, yet is still in love with the ‘other’ woman?

There are minor grammatical errors that could have been avoided. Overall, the story is a potboiler, with the right mix characters, conversations, twists and turns.  The chapters are short and engross the reader, making it difficult to put the book down. It definitely makes the reader a better person by the end.

I am waiting for the Bollywood movie release of this book!

Rating: 4.5/5

P.S: Special thanks to BlogAdda for sending me an author signed copy of this book! I am reviewing ‘The Bestseller She Wrote’ by Ravi Subramanian as a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers. Participate now to get free books!


  1. Is he the same guy who has written fiction books related to banks ?

    1. YES! He's tried a different genre this time.

    2. Yes...From your review it looks totally a different book...Would like to lay my hands on this book for sure

    3. Yeah, the author is safe to pursue this genre.


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