3 and a Half Murders By Salil Desai
RT Rating: 2.7/5
328 Pages, Finger Print Publishing (2017)
Crime Thriller/Murder Mystery
The Verdict: A decent, but over-long crime thriller with an unexpected climax!
Synopsis: Sanjay Doshi has killed his wife Anushka Doshi (who was cheating on him) and has committed suicide.The suspect is her 'lover' Shaunak Sodhi. Can Inspector Saralkar solve the mystery?
The Good:down- to -earth characterisation of Saralkar and his aide Motkar ,no excessive violence and pointless twists, the big reveal in the climax(the identity of the killer)
The Bad: The 'why' of the crime could have been better imagined, the usual cliche's like the fake Godman, the officer's nagging wife,a couple of loose ends(ASI Murgud covering up the 7 year old case quite easily)
Recommendations: Borrow it!