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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Maid in Singapore

This is one of the books that I got recently.Very recently ,actually,just 2 days ago! I finished reading it the same day I got this book in two hours flat!!It is one of those books that made me read till the end non stop.

The story is about a family that plans to move to Singapore from London. A husband of British origin, a wife of Indian origin and their 14 year old son, settle down in Singapore. They hire a maid ,a young lady,Mary,to make things easy around the house.

In reality, the house and the people are torn and tattered by the actions of the maid! Or that is what Mrs. Rashmi Kettlewood thinks...

David Kettlewood has a weird way of pointing an empty gun at his wife after getting stupidly drunk and getting his way with her in bed.

Rashmi catches her husband in bed with the maid in the same manner that he does it with her ,is inexplicably furious and decides to send back the maid. By the agency refuses to transfer her to another home within the city since the medical tests show she is pregnant. The family pays her a lot of money and the agency sends her home. Just as she is boarding the flight, the maid texts Rashmi to get her son examined by a physician. Rashmi is all the more shocked and luckily no one is 'infected'.

Mr. Kettlewood learns that he has cancer while he was tested for communicable disease after the maid left. He dies in few years and their son Jay is a lawyer in Wall Street.

Rashmi leads a very lonely life and one day finds Mary, the maid in one of the London super markets. She  is upset, yet wants to know what happened to her son.She gets her number and contacts her

Mary, has a son ,Rafael,and Rashmi has her own doubts. After a paternity test,she finds that Rafael is her grandson!

She write a will which includes Jay and Rafael and sends a copy over to her son.Jay suddenly disappears and Rashmi travels across the globe to find

She is shocked by the turn of events.

What happens to Jay, the maid and Rashmi is for you to read and find out. And I am sure you will find the ending very different ...

Happy browsing...

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