- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins India; 1 edition (10 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9352776011
- ISBN-13: 978-9352776016
- Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.5 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Nish Amarnath's new book ... gives you the chills, showing how crime can unfold in both lethal and cosy setups." - The Hindu.
"Engaging, shocking and liberating." - Prannay Pathak, Hindustan Times.
"An intensely gripping thriller with a compelling psychological component that is unusual in crime fiction." - N. Ram, chair of the Hindu Publishing Group.
“Making good use of her background as a journalist, Nish Amarnath has crafted a brilliant, stylish and compelling debut novel that skillfully drags the reader into a world of human trafficking and ultimately murder. Keep a lookout for this new voice in the world of crime whose sharp, descriptive prose is reminiscent of Megan Abbott.”- CHARLES SALZBERG ,author of The Second Story-Man and the Henry Swann series, New York
‘Victims For Sale is a tense, twisted thriller about a young reporter who discovers a human trafficking ring. Nish Amarnath puts her experience as a journalist to good use in a dark, well-crafted tale that takes readers on a disturbing ride through society’s underbelly.’ - Adam Hamdy, British writer, film producer and author of the Pendulum Trilogy of novels
About the Author
Nish Amarnath debuted as an author at eighteen with The Voyage to Excellence, a critically acclaimed business biography. She has received awards for her short stories from Scholastic and Infosys, among others. Amarnath was managing editor at Euromoney Institutional Investor and a senior journalist at S&P Global, formerly McGraw Hill Financial, where she was nominated for the Alerian MLP Awards [AMMYS] in 2017. She previously led a public diplomacy mandate for the UK Government on behalf of an affiliate of French multinational, Publicis Groupe. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Street, International Business Times, India Today, The Hindu, The New Indian Express and Times of India's city supplements, among others. She holds post-graduate degrees in media communications and journalism from The London School of Economics and Columbia University, where she was a James W. Robins reporting fellow. Her enterprise story, 'Citi and its Scuffle with the Watchdogs', originally a Master's thesis for Columbia University reviewed by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, was published separately as a book in 2014. A former Londoner, she now lives in New York City.
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Every character in the house where she is residing as a paying guest is suspicious. I really doubted her love interest. Well to know if my doubt is valid or not, you need to read the book.
The plot is gripping and narration is smooth.
Vocabulary is rich and I took the help of the dictionary many times.
The title is intriguing and relatable to the plot.
The book has lots of suspense elements and the suspense is maintained till the very end.
The heinous crime of sex racket is portrayed in an effective way.
All the characters are well developed. Sandy is bold, brave and a strong girl.
People who love to read crime suspense thriller should definitely read this book.
Sandy Raman our lead character recently approved to live in London on the condition that she will live with sawants[ who are Indian family living in London.] their family contains a lot of weird, funny & chilling characters. As the story progresses she stumbles across unbelievable truth behind this family & her workplace...
Then the real fun begins which is an absolute masterpiece, I urge everybody to read this phenomenal book, which is based on investigative journalism & disregarded social issues.
🏷There are many meaningful characters which are fully loaded with their distinct personality. Then the story developed around these characters perfectly by connecting the dots. Book seems very real as it describes real-life problems with the intimate environment.
Never felt like reading something absurd...
This was my 1st experience to read such a diverse & intense book from Idian author.
🏷Overall its wonderful read considering rich characters, plot, narration, presentation, the idea behind the story.
Recommended to everyone who are part of the society & living under its false values, while suppressing your own thoughts...
.◾️book : victims for sale .
◾️author : Nish Amarnath .
◾️pages : 324 .
◾️rating : 4.5 ⭐️
◾️format : paperback .
◾️language : English .
✍🏻about the author : Nish Amarnath debuted as an author at eighteen with the voyage to excellence , a critically acclaimed business biography . she has received awards for her short stories from scholastic and Infosys she previously led a public diplomacy mandate for the u.k government On behalf of an affiliate of French multinational publics groups . her articles have appeared in the Wall Street journal the Business international street Times , India today The Hindu , The new Indian Express and times of India City .
.🀄️review: Review: The blurb of this book caught my eye and I became interested in Victims for Sale. As I read the novel I could get into the skin of the author Nish Amarnath and understand the underlying emotions and feelings of the characters. The book is written beautifully with every chapter ending in suspense. The protagonist is Sandy who is an Indian girl who wants to proceed to London for higher studies. Her family agrees on the condition that she stays with an Indian family . Sandy finds the host family members behaving strangely and there seems to be a hidden secret . Sandy is also drawn into many unexpected and unusual circumstances both personal and professional, which she has no control over. She is impelled to launch her own investigation and ends up uncovering a sinister network that exploits helpless differently abled women and children. One by one people whom she loves lose their lives as she gets drawn into a murky world of evil and gore until she confronts the betrayer. A breathtaking finale culminates in the reader wanting for more! A super good novel that keeps the reader engrossed till the last page! .
.🖌.Writing style - brilliant .
.📖Narration style - descriptive with page-turning chapter endings .
.⚛️Recommendation - recommended to all readers who love pulse quickening thriller novels out there !
Top international reviews
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!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
This is a page-turner, a quick read on some levels as entertainment. And on a much more sinister level, an expose of the real dangers faced by all those young people daring to make themselves vulnerable to new cultures--in business and national customs.
The strange thing about this compelling book is that it has not yet found the right readership. It was recommended to me and I am grateful to have had a chance to share the vision of the author (I am familiar with London and the media and everything written is spot on).
What a great thrill and suspense it was to read. What a great psychological thrill! This novel had everything in it. The thrill, the suspense, the psychological, and the twist is crazy. This novel will keep you thinking and guessing. When you think you right, well let me just say that you might be wrong. This had me all over the place. My heart beating so fast! I couldn't believe what I was reading. If had me in shock. Every page, every chapter was a page turner. I couldn't believe my eyes what I was reading. I highly recommend everybody get this book and read it. It will surprise you in every way.
The storyline was very good!
The theme and setting was well put together. The characters was well put together in the story.
This story will have in a rollercoaster with all the spooky and secrets. Was so well put in the story.
Everything all in one book.
It was just perfect!
I highly recommend everybody get this and read it.
What a great read! This had me hooked from the beginning. What a Rollercoaster! The sitting, theme, and the Characters had me pulled so in. Everything was well put together and it was just perfect. This novel would have you guess and thinking all the way to the end. What a great thrill and suspense. I love a great suspense that would have me think and guessing. This novel did just that to me. To the point that am wrong. When the ending comes am on shock. I wouldn't of never believe or guess. Like OMG!
Highly recommend everybody get this book and read it. Its so good!
Can't wait for her next book.
4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌠
The characters are well developed and interesting, Sandy is a perfectly flawed heroine; brave and intelligent yet recognizing her limitations. The secondary characters are equally well developed. There are some dark scenes in Victims for Sale, I think this is important, Ms. Amarnath does't lessen the severity of the sex trafficking crime.
Victims for Sale is a gritty dark story about human trafficking; it’s a thrilling mystery with a brave journalist at the heart of the story. Shocking and eye-opening, the author brings to light the travesties of these innocent victims.
A big thanks to @mmbtours for inviting me to be on this tour and gifting me a copy of Victims for Sale in exchange for my honest review.
Wow! What a thrilling rollercoaster ride. I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of this book. When you read as many psychological suspense thrillers as I do, you get a bit jaded on the plot but this was completely original.
I will say I felt the beginning and middle dragged a bit. I felt like I needed to skip a little ahead in order to get to the good stuff. Lol.
The ending really threw me off a bit, in a good way though and I will definitely be watching out for more novels by this author in the future.