Kochery C Shibu, the best-selling and award-winning author of “Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar” has come up with his new Fiction-Crime Thriller “Faith and the Beloved”.
The book is a well-researched crime thriller that presents a gripping saga of love, lust, betrayal, and revenge. In the novel, Alice Cherozil, daughter of businesswoman Naithy Cherozil, kills her stepfather Tony D’Souza, who is linked to a terrorist outfit.
In a parallel storyline, Prem Rolland’s brother is killed by the police under mysterious circumstances, and he wants to avenge his brother’s death. As Naithy, Prem and Alice’s lives intersect, they must hold on to their faith and protect their loved ones, even at the cost of their own lives.
The author maintained the suspense of the story till the end and it makes you hooked on the book. The storyline is interesting and gripping. In addition, the author has described each character very well. Many of the characters in the novel are based on those he encountered on his many travels.
The author explains his background and the idea behind his novel – “The writing process starts with character sketches. There were about 200 characters sketched in the anvil when I started writing Faith and the Beloved There was an incident of a family being burned alive in a car in Colombo in the 80’s during the civil war in Sri Lanka This incident was much talked about at the time and has stuck with me for decades This was a trigger in writing this novel with an LTTE angle.
The author beautifully explains his writing style “I start writing with character sketches initially, then I write a skeleton story based on one of the characters and the character’s choice of story develops Research and more research is at the heart of everything.”