28 June, 2020

#BookReview :: The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee - @sourabhm_ofcl #Thriller

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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.


A sex scandal involving NexGen Technologies is reported by media around the world and in a few hours, Vikram Oberoi, the India head of the company, is found dead in his penthouse. Did he commit suicide unable to handle the scandal? Or was he murdered? Who would want to kill him and why? There is no dearth of suspects given Vikram's status and character. It could have been any of his corporate rivals or scorned lovers or even the very obvious riled up wife.

The Sinners, set in the backdrop of the corporate world where everything happens fast and anyone who cannot keep up with the pace is doomed to fail. Vikram Oberoi headed NexGen with passion and as such had many rivals and enemies in his world. Corporate espionage cannot be ruled out. And then there is the personal angle to the murder. It could have very well been one of his ex-lovers who took the opportunity to kill him at a moment when people were more likely to think suicide than murder. The plot seems simple at the beginning but soon thickens up. For a season mystery lover, it did not take me much time to realize who the antagonist is. But then the author makes his stories more about the how and the why than who. So, it was still an entertaining read through and through.

I liked how the character of Vikram Oberoi was portrayed in the book. It was love and hate relationship for me as I loved that I found it so easy to dislike him for most part. And, I could see reflections of some famous and not so famous people from my real life in him. Which made the experience a bit more eye opening than I had initially expected. I had a bit of an issue with dialogue delivery at a few places where they didn't make as much an impact as it should have. Other than that this is a quick and entertaining read that will keep you engaged for a couple of hours.

Review Copy received from the Author