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Book review #4 : Faith and Beloved by Kochery C Shibu

🌺Thank you author Shibu for the review copy of Faith and Beloved on Kindle.

🌺Author : Kochery C Shibu Genre : Thriller, Mystery Ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ /5 Format : Kindle

🌼🌼Author Bio :

Kochery C Shibu graduated from the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, in 1981. He has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Beas river basin in Himachal and Teesta river basin in Sikkim. He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and MA in English literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel is drawn from his experience in these projects. Shibu has returned to the shipping industry and has been instrumental in the setting up of a shipping company. Faith and the Beloved is his second book. He has travelled extensively in connection with his work and has used his experience in the second novel. Many of the characters in the novel are also inspired from those whom he has encountered. Kochery C Shibu was born in Kochi and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter. ( bio taken from Amazon)

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🌺Story starts with Alice, an 18yr old girl who kills her step-father and is on the run and trying hard to save her mother.

🌺Naithy Cherokil, a rich and successful business woman, mother of Alice married Tony D'souza, a young and handsome model, after the death of her husband in a terrorist attack. She is now in coma.

🌺Prem and Arun, two brothers living happily until an incident which changes their lives. Arun is killed and Prem in turn murders the Police man who killed his brother and is on the run to find out reason behind his brother's murder.

🌺The book focuses on these two parallel storylines and how there lives are intertwined. When their lives cross each other they must retain faith and protect their beloved ones even at the cost of their own lives.

🌺The story takes interesting twists and turns and involves different angles like love, faith, friendship, politics, religion, drugs, smuggling, terrorism, rape etc. The author sure has done a great research and the story revolves around all major parts of the India and also few places abroad.

🌺The narration of the book is in simple language and is easy to understand and you can feel the scenes playing in front of you like a movie. It sure keeps the readers hooked till the end.

🍀What caused Alice to kill her step-father ?

🍀What is reason behind Arun's murder?

🍀Will Alice save Naithy ?

🍀Will Prem take his revenge?

🌺Well you need to read the book to find out.

🌺I strongly recommend this book to all those who enjoy thriller mystery books.

🌼🌼Drawbacks : I found the description of characters little too much at some point and felt editing could have been better to avoid spelling and grammatical errors at few places. Other than that the book is really enjoyable.

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