I have previously read the short story collection It’s All About Love by Sourabh Mukherjee which was like a breath of fresh air capable of stirring your emotions and bringing back romance/love in your life. So I was very excited to read “The Sinners” as soon as I read the gist of the story. I was interested to read one of Mr. Mukherjee’s thrillers after It’s All About Love.
It all begins with a detailed description of death scene of Vikram Oberoi at his apartment followed by the flashback. Vikram Oberoi, Vice President of NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world due to a sex scandal. He has done so much that anyone could have been responsible for his death. His miffed wife, ex lovers, industry enemies all hate him for his sins. The story unfolds dramatically with the right pauses for the thrills and suspense.
Sourabh Mukherjee addresses the topics of mental stress at work, peer pressure, and the sinful side of the rich. The thought that you could get away from anything if you have the money and social status is clearly the downfall of Vikram Oberoi. It is one of those books where you just want to shake some sense into the main character and help him mend his ways. But of course the sins are so powerful that the sinners must be brought to justice.
It was all like watching a movie. The scenes were crisp and to the point that I never felt bored and I was eager to know the ending. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to lose themselves in a corporate crime thriller. It is a cocktail of Sex, Drama, suspense and revenge. I enjoyed this book and would rate it 4/5. Thank you Writers Melon and Saurabh Mukherjee for the review copy.
On a lighter note, for no reason I just couldn’t shake off the image of Jackie Shroff as Vikram Oberoi. He would be perfect for the role if this book was made into a movie.