Book: The Sinners
Author: Sourabh Mukherjee
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Published: 11 November, 2019
Vikram Oberoi is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world.
Who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed Vikram Oberoi, the philandering India Head of NexGen? 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?
The Sinners is a fast-paced thriller with a shocking twist that unravels against the backdrop of corporate warfare, illicit relationships and ruthless seduction games.
For me, The Sinners is the Indian version of Sidney Sheldon (I have not read many books by Sheldon but from my limited experience I can say I felt the same vibes). There’s money, ambition, sex, seduction, controversy, femme fatale – excitement filling to the brim.
It was “been there, read that” for me but the writing still could motivate me to read the entire book. That’s a good thing.
The setting, characterisation, pace, all were impressive. Never a dull moment in the story.
However, I have a complaint. The central plot, the mysterious death, was dealt with like an after thought. It was mentioned in the prologue, and at the end. The suspense could have been built around the death, but instead, it was very lightly dealt with.
There could be more twists and turns.
My Rating: 3.8/5 🌟
P.S. I have been given a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Srishti Publishers and Writers Melon.