The Rat Eater by Anand Ranganathan and Chitra Subramaniam

#blurb:When a Mumbai politician is found wrapped in a plastic bag behind a park bench, DIG Ajay Biswas is asked to take over the case. Ajay arrives in Mumbai only to discover that his colleagues don’t want him there and that someone is deliberately providing false leads…

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 360

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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Mr. Saane, a Mumbai based politician’s dead body has been found in a park. When police embarks on investigating the murder, they try to hide many facts and blame innocent people to solve the mystery fast. But their unethical ways comes to a stop when DIG Ajay Biswas takes over the case. Through his intelligence and experience he discovers the loopholes and tries to find out the real culprit.

Throughout the book we get to experience two time lines- one the present day and another set 40 years back in a world full of discrimination and prejudice. The book highlights social issues which created a barrier among people. Also it brings the corrupt practices of the police who are meant to make people feel safe. The underlying meaning of the story is vivid and thought provoking. At the end of each chapter the authors pour down their feelings and questioned certain practices. The story is well weaved casting bigotry and corruption with a mixture of thrill and suspense. There was usage of both of hindi and english dialogues which I feel may not appeal to many. Overall it was a good read. Also one of the characters was an Agatha Christie fan which I really liked.

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