Death Served Cold-Book Review: Guest Post by Aarushi Morakhia (@basically.reviewing)


  

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Book Review: 

Author: Sourabh Mukherjee

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors (10 August 2021)

Language: English

Paperback: 216 pages

ISBN-10: 939044151X

ISBN-13: 978-9390441518

Blurb: 

A woman relishes the last cries of her husband on the phone as he is brutally murdered by her lover. A teenager poisons her family for the love of her tutor. A woman driven by greed ruthlessly bludgeons eight members of her family.
A beautician gangs up with her lover to rob a house, killing innocent women from three generations of a family. A practising lawyer strangles her lawyer husband with the cord of a mobile charger. A friendly and jovial teacher commits at least six murders over fourteen years in a sleepy town down south.
DEATH SERVED COLD is a painstakingly researched collection of true, blood-curdling accounts of gruesome murders committed by India’s most dangerous women over the last three decades.
These stories explore the dark recesses of the female psyche and challenge popular stereotypes by revealing shocking excesses of sadism and aggression rarely associated with women.  


The Review: 

This particular crime thriller is a compilation of short stories highlighting various ruthless murders by Indian women since long back. It shows how greed, lust or pride drove women to cause gruesome murders we've ever witnessed in history.

All of these stories are true, and to say i was shocked would be an understatement of the century. Because as I read about the killings, the hair on my neck stood still and there were times I felt so shocked, I had to close the book for a second and just breathe. Getting myself together.

The sole reason for such reaction was the detailed information on how killings took place. It was just so detailed, I found myself skipping some words as I knew if I read everything, I would surely puke. And this is not an exaggeration. Its a lot triggering and did not find suitable for me. If you aren't fond of such triggers, I suggest you don't read it. But if you love such thrillers, this book covers all the criteria to grow interest and some suspense.

The author has done thorough research on the cases and I applaud him for being so specific in all the stories. It felt like I was in the killer's mind and could feel everything as scenarios changed.

All the stories were just so amazing (ik I shouldn't say that since the killings were real) but the author has managed to create an eye widening atmosphere with his words and that was really good.

Eventually, if not for the triggers, I would have ended up giving more ratings. 

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Death Served Cold 

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