Book Review- Body Of Work

Author: – Mansi Babbar; presented by Ravi Subramaniam

Pages: 163

Price: ₹ 299.00

About the Author: – 

Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian is India’s numero uno thriller writer, having written eight bestselling books. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), he is currently head of a leading financial institution. A career banker and financial services professional, Ravi has worked with various multinational banks (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC) for over two decades years. As a result of his extensive background in foreign banks, writing about banking comes quite naturally to Ravi. Each one of his books thus far have been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank. Ravi currently lives in Mumbai with his biotechnologist turned banker wife, Dharini and his daughter Anusha.

Mansi Babbar

Mansi Babbar is a content creator and has her own podcast, Horror Originals. She is one of the top ten contestants in the Time of India-Write India Campaign. Nest to writing stories, she loves to binge watch shows on Netflix, camo out on starry nights and eat good food!


If only she hadn’t been greedy for news …

An ambitious young reporter, Raina is stuck in a rut, covering dull movie gossip and pointless press conferences for the magazine Glitterbug. So when she gets a whiff of a scandal about superstar Hera and her dubious dealings, Raina is feverish with excitement. This is the opportunity she needs. To get right into the story, Raina enters the lioness’s den. But what she finds concealed in the mansion are secrets beyond her imaginings.

Over the course of just one night, Raina gets sucked into a dangerous world built on deceit, power and mind games. Will she survive this ordeal?

Body of Work is a story about giving in to one’s darkest desires-a chilling account of the secrets we keep and the hold they have over us.


The book follows Raina, a young reporter who attends a party thrown by the famous celebrity Hera in order to gather evidence against her. However, the night takes a dark turn, and both Raina and Hera’s lives are changed forever.

Initially, the book maintained a slow pace, but then shifted gears, keeping the reader uncertain of what was to come. Babbar’s writing style is impressive, with an excellent command of language and editing skills. The author paints a detailed picture of Raina’s character, allowing readers to get to know her personality through her actions and dialogue. Other characters in the book also receive adequate attention, which is noteworthy considering the brevity of the novella.

The book contains graphic depictions of violence, which are vividly described and leave a lasting impact on the reader. While the book really worked well for me, especially the pre-climax section of the book, which is thrilling and unpredictable. What disappointed me to the core was the ultimate revelation that did not live up to my expectations. The climax felt rushed and failed to evoke strong emotions in the reader.

Overall, “Body of Work” has its strengths yet it may not live up to the expectations. An average thriller but a brave attempt by the author at the genre.

Pick this book if you are a fan of simple thriller with strong emotions.


Narration: – 3.5/5
Audience Connect:- 3.5/5
Entertainment:- 3.5/5

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