Book : A Useful Death
Author : Sriram Chellapilla
Blurb : Aspiring actress Priya is dead. It’s a suicide, and rumour has it that Anil, son of politician and former Telugu-movie superstar Mohan Krishna, drove her to it. Just another film-industry scandal? Or something bigger, much bigger?
Partha, hired by Mohan Krishna’s family to handle the crisis, thinks so. Why won’t such a powerful father defend his son, Partha wonders. Is there an intra-family war? Whose interests are playing out in the media and on social media? Is a political game afoot or is this all connected to Mohan Krishna’s own dubious past? And why are student unions getting involved?
Even as Partha and his associates, Seema and Harish, confront the ethics of being involved in a war with no heroes, they are drawn into a dangerous hunt. They must negotiate a tangled and vicious world to answer one question: a young woman is dead—to whom is her death useful?
To Begin with, I loved the minimalistic design on the cover. Dark Background with white fonts gives this book a little mysterious yet different look. On the cover there’s a man watching breaking news on the screen in front of him. I must say designer has done awesome job.
The story is like a blockbuster movie from me. From the starting itself the book its hold on the suspense and thriller. The narration was so smooth that I could literally imagine all the events happening. Simple language, engaging storyline and lots of twists and turns makes this book astounding.
Overall if you love murder mysteries or suspense thriller, then this book is surely a must read for you.