The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Published: November 11th 2019 by Srishti Publishers
Swathi’s Rating: 3.5/5
About the Book:
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 story starts with the newsflash about the shocking suicide of Vikram Oberoi, head of operations of NextGen Technologies as he’s found dead in his penthouse, wrist slashed with a kitchen knife.
Rewind back to the days leading to the event, we get to know more about Vikram, his life, work, corporate culture, weakness and his strengths and what/who must have led him to make this horrid decision to end his life! Enter into the world of the posh and spectacular corporate culture where everyone seems to be in competition with each other and nothing is as good as it looks!
Now let’s see what I really want liked about the book!
This is a great book, a very honest and bold portrayal of what happens in the modern corporate world where people each other to climb the ladder and money is all that matters. There’s always a bit of fact embedded into the fiction and I really liked the idea of it.
Sourabh Mukherjee’s writing is power packed with an amazing pace, hot steamy scenes, twists, suspense, you name it! A good director could make a perfect blockbuster bollywood movie out of the book and I’m not kidding. It will be great catch to watch the plot on big screen with color, glamour and poshness!
The author is also a great manipulator. He throws in so many characters in every chapter and makes sure they’re all there to do suspicious things, thus becoming unreliable. A reader can never guess what’s going to happen next, or who is going to do what, as none of these many characters are reliable and always seem to be in a dilemma.
With that note, I’d like to discuss what I did not enjoy in the book.
The fact the author uses women as sex weapons to seduce and manipulate men on higher positions to get the job done is a bit low, even for a fictional novel. I’m also against displaying men as weaker sex, falling head over heels in lust over girls dressed in short skirts and clingy tops! Surely, there are better, stronger men who could resist and control themselves and be honest with their spouses and still be a CEO of a company! Is it that hard to imagine? I don’t think so.
So. Many. Characters! My my, it was a real struggle to keep up with the names and places. Just as you think you are up with the plot, a new character comes in and you’re left in the dark again, trying to connecting the dots. It’s a bit annoying at times, as this happens so often that I’d to write it down to not forget. Anyway, the pace of book helped me move further and I’d read the book in a single sitting. Now that’s something, right?!
The Sinner by Sourabh Mukherjee is a great entertainer and has every element to make a blockbuster bollywood movie!
Many thanks to Writers Melon for the opportunity. All opinions are mine and no way biased.
Meet the Author:
Sourabh Mukherjee is the author of three psychological thriller novels – ‘The Sinners’, ‘The Colours of Passion’ and ‘In the Shadows of Death’.
He has also written three collections of short stories – ‘Romance Shorts’, a collection of dark-romance short stories; ‘Beyond 22 Yards’ on stories of Love and Crime from the world of cricket; ‘It’s All About Love’, a collection of 7 stories on romance and family ties titled ‘The Gift’, ‘The Cookery Show and a Love Story’, ‘A Special Day’, ‘Masks’, ‘An Autumn Turmoil’, ‘The Hunt’, and ‘The Death Wish’.