Hello book enthusiasts! Here’s another book review! This is a new book in the market. Hope it helps!
Name of the book : Faith And The Beloved by Kochery C Shibu
Stars : ⭐⭐⭐ (3/5)
Genre : CrimeThriller and Murder Mystery
Favourite Quote : “The wealth of murder will yield murder; male members of your family are cursed.” (Loc 30)
Have you ever read a story so twisted that it’s insane? Well, faith and the beloved is one such book.
This book has a lot of characters but the main ones are Naithy Cherokil, Tony D’Souza, Alice Cherokil, Prem Rollands and Arun Rollands. These characters are divided into two stories.
The first story starts with Alice murdering her stepfather and fleeing away. Alice’s mother, Naithy Cherokil is a smart, rich and successful businesswoman from Mumbai. After the death of her first husband, she married a guy who was ten years younger to her viz. Tony D’Souza. Tony D’Souza is a man full of secrets.
The other story is about two brothers Arun and Prem. Prem Rollands is a young boy from Bihar who is a kaliri expert. Things turn south when Arun is killed by the police under mysterious circumstances.
This book mainly revolves around the death of Tony D’Souza and a black diamond that goes missing. Shibu has done a decent job with creating excitement and suspense till the end. While reading, the book took me to a lot of cities all over India which felt really good (as we are all under lockdown ergo miss traveling :p). Shibu has very nicely put together a story filled with love, lust, cheat, revenge, secretes, mystery and murder. Personally, as a crime thriller enthusiast, I felt that this book had a lot of character description which was not necessary. This book makes sense after you read and understand each and every character and their story. This book also had a lot of adult content, which was not my cup of tea.
I give this book three stars as this was not something for me. If you are someone who prefers long narrations and crime thriller, this is the book for you.
I would also like to thank the author, Kochery C. Shibu for sending the reviewer’s copy. 🙂
About the author :
Kochery C. Shibu is a retired naval officer. A graduate from the National Defence Academy he has held several important posts in the Indian Navy. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Beas river basin in Himachal and lately Teesta river basin in Sikkim. He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and MA in English Literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydro-project is drawn from his experience in these projects since 2005, as are many of the characters inspired from those whom he encountered at the project site. Kochery C. Shibu was born in Kochi and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.
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