Book Review Of A Useful Death Penned By Sriram Chellapilla

Book Review Of A Useful Death Penned By Sriram Chellapilla

  • Publisher: Westland

  • Publication Year: 2019

  • ISBN-10: 9388689690

  • ISBN-13: 978-9388689694

  • Pages: 416

  • Rating: 4.0 on 5

My love for crime thriller has ensured that I never turn down an offer to review a book belonging to this genre. So, when I was asked to review “A Useful Death” written by Sriram Chellapilla, I was accepted the offer with great enthusiasm. The very title of the book had got me excited and when I received it, the aptly designed cover page further enhanced my eagerness to delve into its pages to unravel the mystery.
When an aspiring actress Priya commits suicide, Anil, the son of a former Telugu movie star turned politician, Mohan Krishna, is suspected of having driven her to it. Mohan then hires, Partha and his associates, Seema and Harish, to handle the crisis. As the trio tries to unearth the truth, they are forced to navigate through the complex power equations of the film family. They also need to consider the possibility that the Priya’s may have far deeper connections with Mohan’s own dubious past and the ideology-driven students of a university in the city. As the long-buried skeletons start tumbling out of closets, the investigators are left wondering as to how many powerful feathers they will ruffle.
A Useful Death proved to be a breath-taking thriller with well planned and executed twists and turns that kept me glued till the very last page. The storyline was fantastic and the way in which the author builds each character is truly praise-worthy. Despite the intricate and complex plot, the language of the novel is quite simple which makes it a great reading experience. The book reflects the misuse of power and money by people at the top in various fields and how innocent people caught in between are denied any justice. I felt elated to be given an opportunity to review this really amazing book and wish Sriram all the best for its success.
I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’