Saturday, November 25, 2017

The First Trillionaire by Sapna Jha

The first time I saw "The First Trillionaire" by Sapna Jha on Goodreads Giveaway I checked out what this book all about. Though title suggested some corporate fiction, it turned out different. The book was initially published in Hindi, this is the English edition.

Book Blurb
Shail, an ordinary village girl joins a government bank where she gets exposed to the glitterati of the world. It is at this point that she starts nurturing her dreams of becoming a trillionaire.Her quest for success begins on social media where she meets Olivia who is a nonagenarian British multibillionaire. Olivia is facing succession problems in her vast empire; to add to her woes she is challenged by Kran an unconventional scientist who is a major shareholder in Olivia's US business. Kran diverts Olivia's US business funds into his futuristic endeavours and coerce Olivia to divert her Asian and European business funds to his company, 'Near Earth Miners and Space Voyagers'. Back in India, Shail sternly refuses to conform to Bachcha Singh's suspicious financial transaction in the bank branch the bank branch where Shail works.This subsequently leads to her eventual kidnapping. During this ordeal, Bachcha Singh, Bachcha Singh notes her captive's high association with Olivia. Due to his perceived inability to handle the kidnapping, he transfers Shail to Musa Khan who is India's most wanted fugitive. Kidnapped Shail is kept in wretched conditions for several days in a river island in Eastern India and thereafter transferred to the western coast for further transfer abroad; Shail's condition deteriorates.
This book is about a girl Shail who went from nothing to everything in ways of money and family. She was brought up by her single mother Vanashree, her father died in an accident. Before Shail was born and Vanashree did not know that her husband had left his great heritage behind.  Shail started her first job at East India company, where she found out the illegal transactions of Bachhu Singh. That event eventually led to her kidnapping. Bachhu Singh found out that Shail was a granddaughter of a billionaire Olivia. Due to his inability to handle kidnapping, he transferred Shail to Mussa Khan a terrorist. Shail was rescued by her grandmother and her uncle Kran's efforts. She became the first trillionaire as she was the only heir of Olivia and Kran.

The story of this book is mysterious and interesting, but the writing style is bit poor. I presume Hindi version might be good, the translator was not able to give justice to original words. The story gets a little bit boring in middle but it catches up soon. Some of the characters' explanation is beyond need which gets boring, but the story held it together.

So, I wouldn't go as much to say I loved this book but I liked it.

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover : - 3/5
  2. Content : - 3.5/5
  3. Character : - 3.5/5
  4. Concept : - 4.5/5
  5. Overall : - 3.5 /5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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