Book Review: Hungry Gods by Richa Lakhera

Build your hatred. Take Revenge on those who trespass against you.

Author: Richa Lakhera
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

 

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 a 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?

Hungry God, The title itself makes the reader curious to know more about the story, isn’t it? I loved the title and the cover of the book, it’s apt and amazing. I loved how the author discussed the serious topics like Rape, sexual exploitation, black money, trafficking, drugs and other Illegal happenings in an Effective and crisp way. The writing style of the author is strong and gripping. One can get hooked with the story from the very first page. The author gives the gist of the glamour world, how one can just harm other to be on the top, the crime that happens here. She narrates each and everything in a stimulating way. It’s just engaging in giving the reader a different perspective.

The plot of the story is full of twists and turns. The switching plot from one character to other made it more interesting. Each of them had their own story, solving the murder mystery. The pace and the flow of the story are smooth. The characters are strong having their unique personality. Each character is justified in its own way, lending credibility to the story. With each chapter, the story keeps on building great. 

Themes like love, lust, hate, envy, relationships, mystery are used by the author in making this story more appealing. The drama keeps the reader invested in. One can easily connect with The language used in the story. 

Overall, It’s a book with the Unique plot, crisp narration, strong characters and a thriller story.Though it’s a bit heavy read but worth a read. A powerful book.

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Summary:

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.

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