Today, I am going to review another book 😀 and it’s probably the shortest review which I have ever written. Here goes –
Book Title: Murderous Greed
Author: Arun K Nair
Total Number of Pages: 218
Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 November 2017
Early one morning in the township of Avadi, a woman who was on her way to attend a relative’s wedding falls victim to a chain-snatcher and loses her life in the process. The very same morning, Karthik, an up and coming young businessman is found shot dead in his car in the middle of the road – the only witness to the incident being his employee Drishti who was in the car with him at the time. The responsibility of getting behind the root of both incidents falls on Inspector Satyajit, an intrepid and honest police officer, and his team who get cracking on both cases immediately. But as the investigation proceeds further, the incidents and the stories of those involved get increasingly confused and murkier. What illegal deals was Karthik involved in? Did these deals cause his untimely death? How is all this connected to the housewife who was killed the same morning? What is the part played by the mysterious Gun Club in all these events? Follow Satyajit as he attempts to uncover these dubious questions.
REVIEW BY SOHINEE DEY
“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”
– Erich Fromm
Chasing opportunities to succeed in life is one thing and being greedy for it is another. How greed destroys people is what “Murderous Greed” written by Arun K Nair tries to portray. And when it comes down to money, a greedy person doesn’t mind harming another human being for a chunk of gold.
“Murderous Greed” is set in the town of Avadi and weaves a plot where the some innocent people are falling victim to murders in succession. While, the murders doesn’t seem to be linked to one another at first glance, later on as Inspector Satyajit unravels these murder mysteries, he finds them all to be linked to one thing: greed.
With each case he solves, he finds himself getting tangled into more difficult cases where his investigation leads to nowhere. As he treads on dark water, the cases get dirtier and murkier. Satyajit is an honest police officer and has a reputation of being successful in solving the most tough and complicated cases. Will he be able to uncover the truth behind the murders? Will he find all the answers to his questions? To find out, you’ll have to read it 😛.
(I was feeling extremely lazy while writing the review and thus, I forgot to include spoilers 😂.)
The plot is really simple if you ask me, that’s why I didn’t include any spoilers or else the story would have been completely revealed (which I don’t want). Overall, the book is good but I would have preferred if the language was a bit more sophisticated (yeah, I am kind of high on language 😅) but, for readers who prefer simplistic language, this book would be good. The characters were well portrayed, Satyajit, the lead protagonist, especially.
MY FINAL VERDICT
What really stood out to me was the cover and the title. The whole plotline really resonates with the title. The story doesn’t deviate from the theme with unnecessary details and that I believe is a strong point for the book.
People who are looking for a simple crime novel can give this book a shot.
POESY IN CHRYSALIS RATING: ⭐⭐⭐.5/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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