The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee is a mind-boggling suspense thriller. This book has touched every aspect of writing style. Let me walk you through the critical analysis of this book.
Cover: The cover of the book is the most attractive factor. It grabs attention of the reader to pick a book and read it. Honestly speaking, I wanted to read this book, the moment I saw the cover. The lady in red makes with a wine glass is the icing on the cake. This cover can clearly become a cover for a big motion picture.
Title: The title “The Sinners” is perfect as every character in this book is a sinner in their own way with mysterious auras of their own. This is an apt title for the book.
Blurb: Vikram Oberoi is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world. Who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed Vikram Oberoi, the philandering India Head of NexGen? Rivals within and outside the firm? One of his many jilted lovers or the miffed wife? A mysterious conspirator laying out honey traps to sabotage his plans? Or, is it the ghost of a sinful past that continues to haunt the Oberois? The Sinners is a fast-paced thriller with a shocking twist that unravels against the backdrop of corporate warfare, illicit relationships, and ruthless seduction games.
Plot: Ofcourse, Sourabh has written a gripping plot which is connecting to minute details of elements like seven sins, thriller, purgery, seduction but somewhere the end was predictable. In spite of being lots of twists and turns, I could guess the end and moreover, I was looking more to it. I feel this plot could have been better and this plot can be used for a motion picture that can highlight the darkness behind the corporate sector.
Characterization: Honestly speaking, Vikram Oberoi is one of my favorite characters. The author decided to come up with a complex character who has so many multiple faces. He is a businessman who is serious about his work, then he is a casanova and popular amongst so many women. He also has a family with whom he doesn’t do justice. Even with so many flaws, his life and his deeds are delineated beautifully. The author has made us hate him, see his sins. His character surely adds meaning to the sinners as he is the biggest sinner in this book and he gets his punishment. Other characters have played their parts well.
Style: Sourabh follows the third-person point of view in his writing. He has used short to complex sentences. He has used a very simple sentence form. He could have done better like playing with words.