Excerpt from the novel 'The Raavan Key (Drumatulya Trilogy 1)' INTRODUCTION 27 th January 2019, Bareilly Kartik, a rich NRI businessman, arrived in Bareilly, India from the USA along with his wife and children. He had come to attend the wedding of his niece Indu, the daughter of his cousin, Harish bhaisaab. Everything went fine for the first two days. On the day of the wedding, he went to visit the Pashupati Nath temple in the morning but didn’t return. He went missing mysteriously. Harish bhaisaab hired detective Ajay – the best detective in Bareilly – to solve the case, as Inspector Rana suspected the involvement of the most dreaded crime syndicate of Europe in the disappearance. Upon investigation, Ajay found Kartik’s diary. He knew that it was an important clue, as Kartik was writing in it for a month just before he went missing under strange circumstances. As expected, Ajay found valuable information in the diary. His sixth sense told him that the information could prove
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My first novel was ‘8 Course Meal for the Soul’. I wrote it in three months and self-published it immediately in the year 2017. It was a motivational novel. I was not satisfied with the end-product and thus withdrew it from the market within one month. My actual journey as an author began after that. I then read so many talented Indian authors and learned from them. Simultaneously, I began writing my second novel ‘The Girl in the Dream’. It took me almost one and half years to write it. Next, one year went into finalizing a suitable traditional publisher, editing by a professional editor, proofreading, finalizing marketing plan, etc. Finally, in March 2020 the novel got published. Since I withdrew my first novel from the market soon after its release, I consider ‘The Girl in the Dream’ as my debut novel. It took me four years of dedicated efforts, patience and focus to make a mark. I am highly grateful to all the readers for their overwhelming response. A big thank you to all for
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