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8 Thriller Novels by Indian Authors That Are a Must Readverified tick

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Thrillers give our mind a twist and eventually make it even more energetic. It is so because it’s so many turns and plots which makes our mind go gaga. We engross ourselves in finding the way-out and suddenly another mess pops up. Indian thrillers have been making the rounds since a long time now and it’s time we probe deep into it. 

1. Private India by Ashwin Sanghi

Penned by the famous Indian Dan Brown, Ashwin Sanghi along with James Patterson, this books has a baffling sense to it. Mumbai is hit by constant killings of detached people. The head of Private India which is a renowned investigation agency is after the killer and ends up hooked up in its dilemma. This case made him come across Mumbai’s biggest gang and godman and he finds out that there is indeed something greater and more frightening hiding who could actually destroy it all.

2. Shoes of the Dead by Kota Neelima

This book will give you a shivering feeling when you will get to know about how the farmers commit suicide because of excessive debt and numerous crop failures. How an arrogant politician and a consistent farmer went on with their raging war – this novel speaks explicitly about today’s India.

3. Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka

Watched the film ‘Raazi’? Then this name must be familiar to you. This novel is penned by Harinder Sikka and is his debut novel. It illustrates the incident of how Sehmat, the Indian spy was solely responsible for saving India in the 1971 Indo-Pak naval war. 

4. Dead Meat by Ankush Saikia

Have you ever heard an incident so gross where you find a man chopped into pieces and cooked in a tandoor of a small restaurant in Delhi? Crazy right? Well, this story is a mystery cum thriller where Arjun Arora is assigned to find a missing accountant who has fled with Rs. 10 crores. In a quest for that man, he entangles with this very shocking murder in Delhi.

5. Sniper’s Eye by Mainak Dhar

Written by Mainak Dhar, this book illustrates the incident of when the narrator was out on a date and saw a man being shot in a Mumbai mall. This leads him back to the past of his Indian Army days and the climax starts from there itself. It’s a story about how he finds out that the man shot was on the terrorist killing list and numerous plot twists.

6. The Girl in Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat

This one is written by the famous Chetan Bhagat, with the usual instincts of love and break up as we always find in his story. Though along with it has a different ending where the girl who went on ignoring the boy for four years after their breakup, suddenly calls him on her birthday eve to her hostel room 105 and then everything changed forever. 

7. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Netflix has made this very famous. Penned by Vikram Chandra, this book describes the life of the police officer Sartaj Singh and how he’s drawn towards the life of the renowned criminal Ganesh Gaitonde. It’s a story mingled with love, betrayal, crime, and what not.

8. Cut like a Wound by Anita Nair

Anita Nair is the person behind this psychological thriller where we come across a male prostitute killed and burnt alive in Bangalore and the police officer Borei Gowda is after the person. In this story, we would come to know about the psychology behind the killer’s mind and somehow sympathise with him.

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