Book Review – ‘Trust Me Not’

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Book Cover – ‘Trust Me Not’

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Publication date: 15 Oct 2017
Book length: 384
ISBN-10: 9386348942
ISBN-13: 978-9386348944



Rising corporate star Reeva Rai is offered a prestigious position in a top-notch PR agency. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. But working with Enigmatic Billionaire Kunaal Kabi was not going to be easy. Even as she develops feelings for him, she is determined to prove herself.

But when an activist friend turns to her for help with a real-estate scam, Reeva has to make a high-stakes choice. Can she retain the credibility of her prominent clients while helping hundreds save their homes? As she digs deeper to find solutions, a nefarious scheme unravels with unexpected connections. A no-holds-barred race ensues, blood is drawn and Reeva is trapped in the eye of a political thunderstorm. If she succeeds, powerful people will have much to answer


ReevaRai, an ambitious woman, a go-getter in the truest sense is on the peak of her career, as she is offered the post of assistant vice-president at MVPR, the newly formed subdivision of a media house, Creative AdZone.

She is taken over by a surge of emotions, when she comes to know that she will be reporting to Kunaal Kabi. Reeva along with her colleagues Kunaal, Shalini and Nihaal form the PR team of the ruling JBP party.

Meanwhile some people along with a prominent news channel editor have hatched a plan to counter the JBP campaign.

Reeva befriends a social worker Nandita and has agreed to join her protest against the demolition of a housing society. Reeva is not aware of the terrible fate that will befall her.

Meanwhile Reeva develops feelings towards Kunaal but is irked by his aloofness. She also finds herself getting attracted to Nihaal’s earnest behaviour.

How does she help Nandita keeping her own problems at bay? Who wants to malign the JBP? Read the book to find out.

The blurb is concise, not divulging any crucial details. The cover is intriguing, its dark shades radiating a mysterious aura. The book proceeds in a slow pace initially but after some shocking revelations, sets the adrenaline kicking.The story takes us to many luxurious and picturesque places which the author has elaborated in great detail.

The plot involved many characters. But the author has developed a back story to each one of them to such perfection that they remain etched in our mind throughout the reading. Their shady personalities made it harder to identify the kingpins of the clever executed string of events within their circles.
The readers also get a behind the scene view of what happens within media houses, political parties and construction firms. There is so much of information thrown at you from all sides which might take time to process. Unlike the majority of the thriller novels in the market, this one did not revolve solely around the happenings of a murder investigation conducted by the cops.

The female characters were portrayed to be strong and passionate in whatever task they undertook. At times, they even changed the course of the story. They were not mere pawns in the master plan or accomplices of the criminal like in other novels of the same genre, but were given their rightful space.

Some of the things introduced in the plot looked out of place but they didn’t affect the main theme in any regard. The French words used in the book would have come with footnotes at the bottom of the page.

To sum it up, all I can say is – Trust me, this is an unputdownable book.

You can click on the link below to buy a copy of the book

Trust Me Not


19 thoughts on “Book Review – ‘Trust Me Not’

  1. I have seen the book around on Twitter and Instagram a lot these days. Sounds interesting but i am not sure whether the genre is right for me. Not much into political thrillers… Let’s see…

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