SNIPPET: This book is devastatingly mysterious, flinching, gorgeously wrapped and spun into words and will not let you leave it half way!
In August, I was at the @crosswordbookstores located in CSIA Airport and caught hold of this beauty. I recently have had an inclination towards crimes / thriller genre and Victims For Sale turned out to be a read that made me trust it a lot more.
Plot: Sandy works as a stringer for BBC and lives as a paying guest with the Sawant family (a quiet, peaceful, regular Indian Family) or so she thinks. Until one day she wakes up to a lady with a knife up her throat… and a deep dark secret. It is only after she runs a sting operation on a home for the differently-abled that Sandy possibly makes a connection between an institute acting as a front for something sinister and the weird family she has been living with.
Review: Victims for sale is a spine-chiller. A thrilling page turner that delves into gory lives of an unexplored sex racket nestling in the hustle bustle of London City. Letting you traverse through the crevices and intricacies of investigative journalism, Victims for Sale is a blood-bathed, nail-biting thriller experience. With a convoluted plot twist, and a heart racing edge-of-the-seat read, Nish Amarnath managed to have me flabbergasted.
I actually kinda loved this paperback. I caught hold of it and read the blurb on the backside, the blurb in itself was quite intriguing. As for the read, the book is a fast-paced, action packed thriller brimming with crime and elements of suspense, mystery and danger. Absolutely love (fall in love synonym) Nish’s language, it is elegant and quite like I like it. I am also skeptical when it comes to Indian Authors, but Amarnath manages to break the stereotypes of Indian Authors being blatantly boring with their subject matter.
The protagonist is so intriguing and we hold our breath as she moves forward on each page. The verbal illustrations of all the scenes and areas of London are authentic and good. Clearly, Ms. Amarnath has done a lot of research .She has come up with a great plot. I’d recommend this read to all who take (take with a grain of salt idiom) pleasure in gory details, crime, thriller and psychologically disturbing criminology.
4 out of 5 stars from my end! What could be better? The cover of course (if you have followed my journey on @theatticlife, you may know by now that I am a book cover whore who takes special interest in criticizing graphical representation of paperbacks.