Book Review|Faith and the Beloved | Kochery C Shibu

Author :- Kochery C Shibu

Length :- 184 pages.

Format :- Kindle

Genre :- crime thriller/ suspense

“Book description”

Naithy Cherokil is a rich and successful business woman from Mumbai who marries the young and handsome model Tony D’Souza after the death of her husband. Little does she know that the ideal sex slave of her husband is the sleeper cell of a terror outfit. Events in her life take unforeseen turns as the male Mata Hari is activated.
Prem Rollands is a kalari exponent and brilliant student whose world revolves around his brother Arun. Things go awry when the police kills Arun under mysterious circumstances. Prem kills the inspector in retribution and is on the run. He is on the lookout for Alice to find out the dark secrets leading to the killing of his brother. Prem must avenge those who have plotted to kill his brother, even at the cost of his own life.
Eighteen year old Alice Cherokil knows more about computers and mystery games than a girl of her age. Alice’s life falls apart when her mother is hospitalised and in a coma. Alice is playing the ultimate mystery game of her life as the web of secrets surrounding two precious diamonds and her stepfather threaten to destroy her family. Alice overcomes moral dilemma to kill her stepfather and she is on the run. Alice must outwit the underworld and stay ahead of all to save her mother’s life or the guilt of her failure will haunt her forever.
As the lives of Naithy, Prem and Alice cross each other they must retain their faith and protect their beloved ones even at the cost of their own lives.
A saga of love, lust, betrayal, intrigue and revenge.


“Faith and the beloved” gives us not just crime thrill and suspense but a terrorist plot, data crunching specialist, sleeper cell, underworld don, precious diamonds and salt of earth guys. And it keeps us guessing more or less.

The book tells the two parallel murder mysteries extremely different and unrelatable but connected with the crime. One is of Naithy Cherokil, a rich business women whoes ideal sex slave of her husband is killed in his apartment. The beauty of this story is Naithy’s daughter Alice who is playing ultimate mystery game of her life. Other is of Prem who is in requite of his brother Arun mysterious death by the hands of cops.

The Book, modern in its approach and contemporary in the setting has managed to engage you in complex web of lies, lust, greed, faith, deciet, revenge, and conspiracy. And also managed to keep the edge of thrill as sharp in middle which falls prey to a few improbable plot contrivances and some glaringly explanatory scenes, it would have been very good indeed. But despite the flatter it remains engaging.

In characters development author should pat himself on his back for the superlative imaginary and for playing with plenty of layers like aftermath of riots in the suspense book, which is commendable. The climatic twist might leave you asking for more and at the edge of your seat (for most parts of book) and every pore of your bit thoroughly entertained.

Ratings :- 3.5/5

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