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Review! Her Master Key by Shruti Johri

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She uncovers incredible and amusing stories from luxury hotels in India. She captures extraordinary episodes of infidelity, bigotry and brings to light the absurdity of travellers. She highlights the struggles of white-collared, blue-collared and non-collared staff to break the stereotypes around hotel professionals. While much has been written and read about star hotels in the West, the tales from India remain untold.It’s time we read these stories!


TITLE- Her Master Key
AUTHOR- Shruti Johri
PUBLISHER- Rupa Publications
FORMAT- Paperback

*Thanks to the Publishers for a paperback review copy in exchange for an honest review.*

Have you ever thought about what happens behind the huge glass doors of luxurious hotels? What faces hide behind those easy smiles? No right? Never did I. 

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Her Master Key takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride through the eye of a housekeeper. Ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the glamorous rooms of five-star hotels? Every room there has a story to tell, all it needs is a keen eye and intriguing mind.

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This book is based on author's experience as a housekeeper in the extravagant, luxurious hotels in India. The book is divided into eight chapters and each chapter is a short story. Each story has a lesson to teach. My favorite story from the collection is 'Did Eye Lie', It has a paranormal and horror vibe to it which made it a very interesting read. 

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This was a quite likable read for me. I'm not keen on short stories so it took some time for me to really get the feel of it. Talking about the writing style, it was quite good for a debut author. The creativity was bang on, I mean it's not easy to pen down one's own experiences in the form of short stories. So a huge thumbs up to the author from my side. Keep writing!

Recommended to every reader who wants a break from their usual genre. If you want a short, interesting read, go for this one!

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