Title: Hungry Gods
Author: Richa Lakhera
Format: Paperback/ Kindle Edition available too.
Beaten and brutally raped, her body is never found. However, the killers make one mistake. They leave a witness, a witness who has nothing to live for except revenge. And when he crosses the boundaries of time to make the guilty pay, a whole lot of dark characters come to light. There is Valentine, the superstar brand ambassador who sells anything for a price; there is Medici, a pharmaceutical company fraudulently manufacturing banned drugs; there is the perverted and sinister minded Dr Ranga and there is Este, the prostitute whose dark secret will blow up a daughter’s sanity. So, is there another murder waiting to happen? Will Police Inspector Dorab Silva be able to connect the clues to prevent another crime? Will these gods of greed be exposed? And yes, you will be surprised by who you will find there, finally. Deeply unsettling, Hungry Gods takes a hard look at greed for wealth and power.
The book is a masterpiece in the genre’s of thrillers. I usually avoid commenting on a books cover as I am totally against judging one from its cover but the cover of this book is intriguing and catches attention of the readers at an instance. The cover was one of the main reason that motivated me to read the book. The book is as straight forward as it is introduced to the readers in the blurb. The gripping thriller starts with a murder and goes ahead through a series of murders and suspense filled revenge. Though the readers know the whole backdrop but they are still hooked up to the thriller till the end as the story is much more than just the storyline mentioned in the blurb and the acts taking place in the book side by side. There are lot of characters that are included in the book. All of them are well planned and executed but too many of them somewhere tend to create a confusion in the readers mind till they finally hold a grip on the story. The language used by the writer is graceful and easy to comprehend. A lot keeps happening throughout the story and that makes the book a masterpiece that it is. This book is a must read for people who love thrillers. It tilts to a dark side of thriller, unethical practices and the ever increasing want of lust and power. And I would also recommend it to someone who wants to explore this genre. I loved reading the book and it will surely stay on my list of recommendations for all my reader buddies.