8 HOURS BY UPENDRA NAMBURI


TITLE: 8 HOURS
AUTHOR: UPENDRA NAMBURI
GENRE: FICTION
PUBLISHER: WESTLAND
PAGES: 283


BOOK BLURB: Aratrika Reddy, the charismatic CEO of ARYA Holdings Ltd., has just 8 Hours to save her company from certain bankruptcy.

The multi-billion dollar hotels to steel conglomerate, founded by her mercurial father, liquor baron Madhusudhan Reddy, has many suitors, all of them plotting a hostile takeover. Aratrika’s estranged husband, Siddhartha is one of them. His inside knowledge is the real ace up his sleeve. The Rathores, the Reddys’ arch-rivals are looking to buy ARYA too and thereby settle old scores.

Aratrika has to weave her way through a litany of lawyers, politicians, bankers, bureaucrats, investors, power brokers and her dreaded family. Behind the scenes, Jagannath Rao, her wily uncle, is playing a dangerous double game of manipulation. Her father Madhusudan is furiously pulling the strings from behind the scenes. To add to the confusion, overseeing the whole sale process is her old flame, Peter.

Over the course of a single night, 8 Hours to be precise, Aratrika must fight the demons at the gates of her company and those within. It’s a fight to the bitter end.

A fight that Aratrika does not want to lose…


REVIEW:

8 Hours is a fast-paced corporate thriller and covers all the events happening within a span of 8 hours. Protagonist Aratrika Reddy is the CEO of Arya Holdings Ltd.,  which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Aratrika has 8 hours to save her company for which she devoted all the years of her hard work. Aratrika's father Madhusudan Reddy never treated Aratrika and her mother well which leaves a very bad impact on her mind. She has hatred for him but still she decided to stay close to him in their company ARYA industires.

Aratrika is determined to save her company no matter what and she goes through lot of emotions and thoughts in these 8 hours and the twists and turns that takes place makes this story even more shocking. The story talks of personal  rivalries and each and every character seems selfish in their moves. All the characters are very well written. To know whether she will be able to save her company or not and how she fights to save it, you'll have to grab this book.

As soon as I started reading this book, I was excited to know what happens next and kept turning the pages and could finish reading this book in one go. The language used is simple and easy to understand. I like the writing style of the author. The book is fast paced. The book cover is attractive too and the title is apt. I would like to give this book 5/5 stars and would recommend it to all the readers. I assure you'll love it.

RATING:

Narration-4/5
Characterization- 4/5
Plot-4/5
Cover-5/5
Title-5/5


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