The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee
A breezy read about seduction games carved around corporate cut-throat competition.
Sourabh Mukherjee has nailed it this time with his latest book, The Sinners. A mystery thriller weaved around seduction and sultry could go wrong at any time. An imbalance between thrill and temptation, would in no time destroy the reading experience. But not in the case of The Sinners.
Story in Brief
The book narrates the story of Vikram Oberoi. He committed suicide after the revelation of a sex scandal. He was a womanizer, and a sexual harassment accusation against him doesn’t spring up as a surprise. But the story is not that straightforward as it sounds. There is a chilling mystery, a secret behind it which will leave you wide-eyed.
Sensuous but Subtle
There were some seduction scenes in the story. The author was dexterous to use them to take the story forward. As a consequence, they didn’t become an eyesore. In contrast, instill thrill and suspense element in the story.
Sourabh Mukherjee has carved a solid storyline around office politics, cut-throat competition, and technological stuff. It has all the ingredients to keep the reader hooked until the end.
The author sketched out the characters in resonance to the story. They were all grey shaded with some secrets to hide and lust to satisfy. Vikram and his colleagues and women in his life were all well-developed characters. But were cliched and all behave similarly. So there was no surprise element when it comes to the characters’ behavior. None were such to leave an impact.
It is the solid storyline with some timely and clever twist, and a logical ending which makes all the difference.
The Verdict –
The Sinner was an amalgamation of suspense, mystery, and titillation. It was a good read.