Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 384 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 59 minutes
First Published: 2021
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Dava Shastri, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, and Dava decides to take her death—like all matters of her life—into her own hands.
Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries.
As someone who dedicated her life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her “death” reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever.
And now the whole world knows, including her children.
In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment—and make peace with those closest to her before it’s too late.
About Kirthana Ramisetti
Kirthana Ramisetti is a former entertainment reporter for Newsday and the New York Daily News and the author of Dava Shastri’s Last Day and Advika and the Hollywood Wives. Ramisetti currently lives in New York City. Visit the author’s website →