Chirdeep Malhotra . Updated: 2/25/2020 11:56:54 AM Books and Authors

Book Review: "The Sinners" by Sourabh Mukherjee

Crime thrillers, with their portrayals of grisly crimes and the associated adrenaline rush of solving mysteries, are a fan favourite among readers. More than solving the crime and catching the perpetrator; readers are more interested in finding about the inner machinations of the criminals and their reasons for committing the crime. The bestselling author Sourabh Mukherjee comes up with one such crime thriller book “The Sinners”, which weaves together elements of corporate warfare and human psychological insights in its gripping and racy storyline.

The story begins when Vikram Oberoi, a business magnate and India Head of NexGen Technologies, is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world. Did Vikram Oberoi commit suicide? Or was he murdered? The reader goes on a trail to solve this mystery in this book.

In this spree, there are many unanswered questions. If Vikram Oberoi was murdered, then who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed this philandering India Head of NexGen? Is it rivals within and outside the firm, one of his many jilted lovers, or the miffed wife? A mysterious conspirator laying out honey traps to sabotage his plans? Or, is it the ghost of a sinful past that continues to haunt the Oberois? In this action-packed thriller, the What-if’s, Why-not’s and Maybe’s lead the reader into a question-solving spree, and plenty of adrenaline rushes with reading pleasure is guaranteed.

The author’s knack for storytelling interspersed with exciting twists and turns in the narrative will keep the readers turning the pages. The character development is spot on, with many of the main characters explored in depth and with vivid detail.

The psychological intricacies of the human mind, and the unravelling of the subtle love-hate relationships of the different suspects with Vikram Oberoi has also been done exceptionally well. The whodunit also packs a punch. However, many repetitive phrases have been used in the book which is sometimes a letdown.

With its entertaining premise and the heady brew of greed, revenge, adultery, lust and betrayal; this book should be picked up by readers interested in books with riveting storylines and those interested in concoctions brewing thrill and mystery together. With its stirring depictions of modern-age relationships and contemporary corporate culture, this book is certainly a winner for fans of racy thrillers.

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