Posted 7 February, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Title: Victims for Sale
Author: Nish Amarnath Published by Harper BlackDate Published:
25 February, 2018 Pages:
336 Genres: Suspense
, Thriller Format: Paperback Source: Publisher
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Sandy Raman, stringer for the BBC, lives as a paying guest with the Sawants, a regular, quiet, Indian family. Or so she thought. Until she woke up to a woman with a knife … and a dark secret. It is only after she runs a sting operation on a home for the differently abled that Sandy makes a connection between an institute acting as a front for something sinister and the strange family she lives with. Chasing the truth up a trail of brutal murders, Sandy must evade the grasping clutches of a thriving sex racket and expose the predators before her time runs out.
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This is my first Amarnath novel, and I’ll tell ya this right now. It will not be my last. This novel, for the author’s debut novel, was a wonderful one! The characters are chiseled perfectly for their roles, and the plot line is one that will leave the reader on the edge of their seats. Turning page after page, this novel had me wrapped up long into the night.
Sandy’s character was full of depth and detail. I loved the way Amarnath portrayed her. She’s woven into a plot line that is intense and filled with heart pounding moments. Sandy’s journalism career is chiseled well and I felt myself getting lost in her world, following her journey. The evil corruption that is pieced into this story is perfection and kept me guessing on what was happening in Sandy’s world until I reached the very last page.
I loved this novel and I highly recommend it to all! If you love a heart pounding, palm sweating, edge of your seat thrill ride, then grab this novel up now. Amarnath will quickly weave her way into your favorites list and make you want more just like this one, instantly. This novel has very real circumstances and characters that will work their way into your heart to stay. Well done, Amarnath! Well done!
About Nish Amarnath
Nish Amarnath, previously known as Nischinta Amarnath, is a New York-based journalist and writer. She is the author of three books: ‘The Voyage to Excellence: The Ascent of 21 Women Leaders of India Inc.’, ‘Citi and its Scuffle with the Watchdogs’ and ‘Victims For Sale’. Her debut novel, ‘Victims For Sale’ was released worldwide as a psychologically-driven crime thriller by HarperCollins in 2018 and is now a paperbacks bestseller in India. Victims For Sale, nominated for the Mumbai Film Festival Awards, has taken Nish on a journey ranging from the everyday challenges of London’s Scotland Yard and a murder trial at London’s Old Bailey to the practice of breaking vermicelli with a local at a Jalandhar Haveli in the Punjab to the United Nations in New York. Victims For Sale, which gained momentum among television channels across the U.S. and India, against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, won Nish the honor of addressing commercial, crime, literary and fantasy fiction authors and novelists as a speaker at Algonkian NYC’s New York Pitch Conference (in March 2019), tagged by Writer’s Mag and other outposts as one of the top ten literary conferences in North America.
Her upcoming novel, ‘Twin Flame’ is a Trans-Atlantic love saga whose theme song, Incarnation, premiered at New York’s Ripley Grier Studios in March 2019.
Nish infuses her fiction work with elements of magic, mysticism and magic realism in ordinary and starkly real settings, although she would not wish to pigeonhole her oeuvres into the box of ‘magic realism’.
Nish is a member of International Thriller Writers, where she is a Contributing Editor at The Big Thrill Magazine. She also contributes to New York’s Writer’s Edge, guiding authors and novelists towards a realistic path to publication, and has given various workshops in that regard at U.S. State Department affiliates, British Council outposts, and other public and private forums. Nish has written for Dow Jones’ outposts, including The Wall Street Journal. She was previously Managing Editor at Euromoney Institutional Investor and a reporter at S&P Global where she was recognized as an Outstanding Reporter in 2017 as part of the AMMYs, or Alerian MLP Awards, across North America. Her articles have appeared in TheStreet.com, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, India Today, The Hindu and Times of India’s city supplements, among others. Upon earning a Distinction in Economics at university, she was the youngest post-graduate media student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where she was a Margot Naylor Scholar. Later, she received the James W. Robins Reporting Fellowship – a development that urged her to quit a well-paying job as a management consultant at KPMG and attend a business journalism program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism instead. A former Londoner, she lives and writes in New York City.
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