BookReview: 8 Hours by Upendra Namburi

Its a matter of convenience for you and it is not a new realization that has just dawned upon you either.

Author: Upendra Namburi
Publisher: Westland Publishers
Rating: 2.5/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai

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…


This book is about Aratrika who have 8 hours in her hand to save her father business from getting bankrupt. In these 8 hours, there’s lots of suspense, Mystery and drama. True faces of people are revealed in front of her in these 8 hours.

First of all, I loved the cover and title of the story. It’s interesting and makes us think about the story. I went clueless when the story started. I was totally confused with what I was reading. It took me some time to connect to the story. There are too many characters in the story which makes it a confusing read. you need to have much patience while reading this book to understand it. The characters in the book were good. I loved Aratrika’s character in the book. A bold, wise leader. A fighter. The plot was good but again the whole story was repeated again and again. I had a curiosity to read this book, and when I started, it was a time consuming read, as it was a confusing read. With every page, the read was turning to a boring read adding confusion to the story. There was a mystery, plan, thriller and it could have been an interesting read, but what made it the worst read was repetition. The language used by the author is simple but grasping, The Narration of the story is again confusing as I said earlier as I was not able to connect with the story at all. The pace of the story was too slow. The tempo was good. yes, there was a mystery, suspense and a new Personality of character were revealed every time with some twist and turns. I had great expectations from the book when I read the blurb but the story turned into a tough read. I felt like there were some things missing in the story to make it a perfect read.
There was a stronghold on vocabulary, amazing characters, simple language makes it a good read if you have the patience to understand the story and read the repetitive plot. The climax of the story was good.

You can get your copy here.

***I received this copy from writersmelon in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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