The Chennai Killings – Book Review

Book: The Chennai Killings

Author: Chital Mehta

Publisher: Quignog

Published: 1 October, 2019


Inspector Vikram Rathi is battling memories of his sister’s brutal murder that has rendered him sleepless nights. But it is the recent murder of a young woman in Chennai that takes Vikram on a journey of buried secrets, complicating his already messed up life. As he ventures further, Vikram comes close to unravelling his sister’s murderer. Is Vikram prepared to learn the secrets that will finally put his doubts to rest? But what if these secrets threaten to change his life forever and question everything that he ever believed in? Chital Mehta’s latest mystery novel is all about discovering dangerous secrets lurking inside human minds, set against a backdrop of Chennai, India’s megalopolis.


It was a short read. I finished in one sitting. Quality of writing is commendable. The plot, the structuring, the characterisation are worth investing your time on. What was open and shut case prima facie, turned out something different, which was a relief. The author is adept in dealing with human emotions. It’s not mind boggling but once I started, I didn’t want to put it down before I reached the end.

My Rating : 3.8/5 🌟

P.S. I had received a digital review copy of the book in exchange of an honest review. Thank you Chital Mehta.

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