A corporate crime thriller, this book caught my eye because of the cover art. When I was told that the blurb was interesting too, I thought this might be a good book to read. The publisher was kind enough to send me a copy of the book to read and review.
The book starts off with the death of Vikram Oberoi, VP of a big corporate firm. Then flashes back to four months previous to that day and continues from there. Is it murder, is it suicide? No one’s sure. The final nail in his coffin seemed to be the sex scandal that made headlines. Did his playboy ways catch up to him? Or was it a business rivalry turned ugly?
A thriller needs to be a page turner. This was. It held my attention from start to finish. I liked the character sketch of Vikram, which made it easier to dislike him. But to be fair, I could predict the actions of a few of the minor characters, which made it bit dull.
The corporate world is shown well, the rivalry adding to the tension as well as showcasing them as possible suspects. The competition within the company is also well portrayed. The language is easy enough for any reader, and that also helps to keep the interest in the story. And the twist at the end did catch me off guard.
A good read, no doubt. Something that a mystery lover might devour in a few hours.
Title: The Sinners
Author: Sourabh Mukherjee
No. of Pages: 200
Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Rating: 8 out of 10