The plot relates to a very current topic of interest in Tamilnadu.
The young author has created interesting new generation characters and the narration has a built-in local tone.
Chennai must be on the top of the list of cities in India from where youngsters move overseas and yet their parents, who in the first place encouraged them, are in a continuous battle with them to conform to practices, which in their opinion is the custom that has to be preserved. Some of this conflict is brought out well in the book.
The book could have dealt in more detail about the Chola Age Bronze and its systematic looting over several decades, which her research would have revealed.
I certainly look forward to more books from this writer.
A chilling crime thriller in which a beautiful young historian who discovered two priceless bronzes from the 10th century disappears without a trace. Her friend sets out to find her and is drawn into a world of fraud, murder and betrayal where no rules apply.
Prabha Sinha, an IT professional in Chennai, is plunged into a murky world of idol theft, murder, and betrayal after she gets a mysterious phone call one night from her old friend Sneha Pillai. As she races to find answers before the people she loves get hurt, she seeks the help of Jai Vadehra, a troubled young man with a tragic past, and the gorgeous DSP Gerard Ratnaraj of the Idol Wing, CID, whom she can't help but be drawn to. Their search takes them from Chennai's newsrooms and universities to the abandoned sepulchral shrine of a Chola queen in the heartland of Tamil Nadu, and nothing, and no one, is as they seem.