Trust Me Not — Book Review

Book: Trust Me Not

Author: Ankita Verma Datta

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

Pages: 378


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


First few pages gave me the feel of a simple story. Gradually the action started building up, suspense and thrill started creeping and then it was hell of a ride.

Some characters at first seemed unnecessary but later their significance dawned in. Each character has been deftly dealt with but again every character had their own secrets which are only revealed at the end.

Reeva and Kunaal’s chemistry was sizzling, gave me goosebumps whenever they shared screen space. I want to know more about what happened next with them, that’s a cliffhanger that’s killing me, please write a novella on them, Ms. Datta.

The atmosphere buildup, the contemporary political scenario, is bang-on. The dirty games played to gain power, how honesty has to constantly fight an unfair war to survive in a corrupt world has been very aptly depicted.

There were so many twists and turns, no scope of predicting what is going to happen but there was a hint of sinister side of Kunaal evident throughout the story though the climax revelation was unprecedented.

This book, as a debut, is A-mazing!

Rating: 4/5

P.S. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. A sincere thanks to writersmelon and the Author. Extra thanks for a signed copy.

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