Tied to Deceit
After a receptionist, Devika Singh, is found murdered, superintendent Sharma and his partner, Rawa, in their investigation find not only an unflattering picture of the deceased but also some scandalous facts that in India in 1964 could ruin the reputation and honor of any man or family in an eye blink. It definitely was interesting to change the setting and not read crime fiction set in somewhere more usual, like in the USA or UK, and the different cultural and social norms were another aspect that made this book more captivating.
Devika Singh had an affair with Dr. Rajinder. It wouldn’t be an affair if Rajinder wouldn’t have been married, so of course both he and his wife, Gayatri, immediately become the main suspects. Coincidentally, only few days earlier Gayatri caught her husband and Devika in bed. What makes their situation even more delicate is that Devika later, because of a different work-related mistake that resulted with a death of the patient, was fired. Meanwhile, almost no hospital’s employee has good words to say about Devika. She was selfish, did what she wanted, and said what she thought before thinking if that could hurt anyone else. Superintendent Sharma definitely didn’t had a shortage of people with motivation to kill her, and the they don’t focus only on Rayinder and Gayatri with their minds set.
Tied to Deceit definitely is a book to recommend to crime fiction fans, especially if you love ‘’who dunnit’’ mysteries! But keep in mind that the unusual character names is one of the things that might slow down your reading experience.
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|Author||Neena H. Brar|
|Page Count||328 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|