Book Review: The Sinful Silence

(Sequel to Sin is the new love)

Author: Abir Mukherjee

This is the sequel to the earlier book by the same author titled Sin is the New Love.

The story begins where the earlier version ended. Abhimanyu loses Ahi to homicide and has lost his groove. he is heavily doped dragging himself through the rituals as an DCP with a sole aim to bring his wife’s killers to justice.

Rookie IPS officer Vayu Iyer is given the task of investigating a high profile murder of a socialite. He is faced with an open ended suspect pool with an assortment of personalities acquainted with the dead woman in different capacities. However every lead he follows leads to a dead end.

Parallelly Abhimanyu runs his own investigation and is on a killing spree not sparing anyone in order to cover his tracks.

The story is about how Vayu tracks down the killer using a psychedelic blend of hidden clues and his perspectives.

The book keeps the reader on the edge till the last page. The intrigue is among the best ones I have read in an Indian writer in the suspense/thriller genre. The language lucidity is good and and the choice of vocabulary is also appropriate without going overboard. The writing is markedly better than the first instalment.

The story ends in a cliffhanger and I eagerly await the release of part 3!!

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