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Trust Me Not – Book Review

Love is not a cakewalk. If you want to claim it, you’ll have to choose and the choice will never be easy. Either white or black, no grey!

  • Author: Ankita Verma Datta
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Jaico Publishing House (15 October 2017)
  • Language: English
  • 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.


Trust is a fragile emotion and its feebleness could be felt when a thread of it makes or breaks a relationship. Trust is not built up overnight, it takes times to put your faith in someone and believe him/her with patience. Love is all about entrusting the other person with your invaluable faith believing that it would never be trampled by him/her. It is like putting your life into someone while you bare your soul to them expecting that it will be guarded well.

A thriller wrapped in multiple hues of human emotions, Trust Me Not, is a wonderful treat to feast upon. No doubt that once you get hold of the book, you’ll be moving as the plotline speeds off. The underlining element of the novel is Trust which justifies the title though, a better one could have been chosen. The cover is unmistakably amazing. The first time I held the book in my hand, I could sense the mysterious vibes emanating from it. The cover is appealing and totally in tandem with what the book is about to unravel as you flip through the pages.

The subtle narrative has political fiascos, high-level corruption prevalent in the current scenario, political gimmicks, blood, the negative role played by wrong use of media, the nefarious world of the Construction industry, murky election games where one tries to pull the other and uses all possible ugly means to accomplish his goals. It also contains love, its underlying principle – trust, an unbridled passion, an unrelenting desire to stand by your friends, courage, audacity to look straight in the eyes of challenges, and predicaments one has to face while making inevitable choices! The book also highlights the vital position media houses have in forming the public opinions. They can actually create or rupture the image of a person in power. Their power is insurmountable. And with power, they have a responsibility as well. As they are accountable to the common men, they should be extremely cautious and mindful of what they serve to the audience!

The intertwined lives of Reeva, Kunaal, Nihaal, Shalini, Nandita, The business partners J & T, Politician Uttur run through the book and give you moments of bewilderment as the well-paced book moves forward. My favorite character from the book is that of Reeva who is a lady of strong character and gentle demeanor. Her dedication towards her work is inspiring and she proves that she isn’t an easy prey. Her metallic mettle speaks a lot about her and the level-headed lady just exhibits impeccable prudence when it comes to choosing between her head and heart. She is not overwhelmed by emotions. In fact, she makes a way out of the maze with a pleasing grace.

The book kept me at the edge of my seat, literally! Thriller has always been my favorite and so, the book turned out to be a delightful read. It is properly written and each sequence has been carefully arranged. The character development and the flow of thoughts are also good. The fact that the stories running parallel to each other never overlap makes it a fantastic read. The author managed the subplots really well. Moreover, the dark world of political and industrial conspiracies has been brought alive with a riveting narration.

Kudos to the author for this fantastic book. I would recommend it to everyone out there because it is not just another day when something as good as this rules your day! 


Book Cover: 4.5/5

Book Title: 4/5

Plotline: 4/5

Writing Style: 4.5/5

Narration: 4.5/5

Characters: 4/5

Language and Vocabulary: 4.5/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 4/5

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Trust Me Not by Ankita Verma Datta

8 thoughts on “Trust Me Not – Book Review

  1. Exactly what a pleasant surprise First checked out from this author and I am now HOOKED! Terrific character advancement and story telling. Cant wait to learn more books from this author. Love it! I likewise advise to check out . Thank you so much PS: I like this site.


  2. I finished this great book in three days. It was fun, made me happy, had a simple story with characters that made you really root for them. I recommend it to everyone for what it is, a great read. I likewise advise to read . P.S: I like this website. Thank you


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