Story at a glance
Racy, realistic and fast paced, Double or Quits traces Jyotsna Singh’s story against the backdrop of the treacherous stock markets.
Losing her father at the age of 12 and brought up under frugal circumstances, Jyotsna grows up too soon. Nervy and edgy by nature, she morphs into a confident and charming young woman with a successful career in Investment Banking.
Enter Aryan Sahani, rising corporate star and billionaire who wraps Jyotsna in his charms, but has plans of his own. Driven by her loyalty to the firm, a desire to break out of her lower middle class moorings and misplaced love, Jyotsna overreaches. She is soon faced with the dark side of the stock markets – a world where ambition, greed and fear rule and reputations are lost a lot faster than they are built.
Will Jyotsna be able to resurrect her life? Will she find the true love she has been craving? Double or Quits is a tale of love, betrayal and courage. It is a tale about falling down, but not staying down.
Double or Quits by Shilpa Gupta is an inspiring novel. It is full of motivation and messages. The characters are the mouthpiece of the author and the way she conveys their thoughts is remarkable. The cover of the book surely mesmerize the readers. The color scheme is just apt. The title surely matches the view points shared in the book. We get to know this at the end of the novel.
The plot is gripping and keeps the readers hooked till the end. The story revolves around Jyotsna and the way she makes a place in the society, how she handles the situations without any fear. The book is a roller coaster where we find the hero much later.
The theme of love, friendship, work takes a complete space in the book. Whereas we come to know about the life in a jail. It is difficult though, yet the way it is delineated is appreciable.
The characterization is stupendous. The way the author has highlighted Jyotsna’s character is worth appreciating. Her love, ambitions, struggles surely move the readers and even we end up crying at places. Aryan Sahani is a billionnaire who wants to make Sahani Hospitals a hit by any means. He is infatuated with Jyotsna. The way the things move between them and turn out is a shock for the readers. Nitin’s role is really important and for that you surely need to read this book.
The style of writing is simple,lucid and interesting. The third person narrative and impersonal descriptions makes it organised. The flashbacks are there in between and one surely loves it. The editing is perfectly done and this book can be converted into a movie.
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About the Author
Shilpa Gupta is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and IIM Ahmedabad. After 13 successful years in Investment Banking, she now pursues her passion for writing, painting and travelling. Double or Quits is Shilpa’s second novel.