"An intensely gripping thriller with a compelling psychological component that is unusual in crime fiction."
- N. RAM.
"Nish Amarnath's new book ... gives you the chills, showing how crime can unfold in both lethal and cosy setups." - THE HINDU.
"A deeply moving and disturbing story that artfully brings to light the ills of trafficking and the trauma of abuse that women, especially the mentally challenged, face amid an emphasis on family honour among South Asian families in the UK." - SUNETRA CHOUDHURY, NDTV.
"I review a lot of books for HT City, but 'Victims For Sale', I felt was the first work of fiction in a long time that really had me interested till the end. The greatest achievement of 'Victims For Sale' is not only its discovery of an unheard-of epidemic in our midst, but the trust it invests in a young journalist who is herself teetering on the edge of a precipice. Engaging, shocking, and liberating."
- PRANNAY PATHAK, HINDUSTAN TIMES.
"Victims For Sale takes you through numerous places and incidents perfectly interlinked with each other. This book is a perfect companion for a mystery solver’s mind. The story moves at a fast pace keeping in the dramatic excitement that makes it unputdownable. A female lead as strong as Sandy Raman undoubtedly brings in a breath of fresh air to the story." - FREE PRESS JOURNAL
BBC journalist Sandy Raman had fled from a traumatic incident to begin a new life in the swinging city. During her first night here as a paying guest with the Sawants, she woke up to a woman with a knife … and a dark secret. An ominous stranger was found snooping on the Sawants’ home, weeks later. The family was clearly hiding something.
It is only after Sandy launches a sting operation on a South London facility that she joins the dots between an institute acting as a front for a sinister nexus and the odd family she lives with. It isn't long before Sandy finds herself running for her life and chasing the truth up a trail of brutal murders. She must expose the predators and step up to the deranged kingpin of a thriving racket. Before time runs out.
Published by HarperCollins.
Office of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, embassy of the U.S. Department of State. 8 March 2018.
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THE ATTIC LIFE. MUMBAI. SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Victims For Sale | Book Review
[Nish] Amarnath manages to break the stereotypes of Indian #authors. Letting you traverse through the crevices and intricacies of investigative journalism, Victims For Sale is a nail-biting thriller experience. A heart-racing edge-of-the-seat read< devastatingly mysterious, flinching and gorgeously spun into words that will not let you leave it halfway. I'd recommend this read to all who take pleasure in psychologically disturbing criminology. READ MORE.
FREE PRESS JOURNAL. MUMBAI. MAY 13, 2018
Victims For Sale by Nish Amarnath: Review
Here is a look at the novel that takes you through the dungeons of dark secrets and... READ MORE.
SAKAL TIMES. PUNE. MAY 5, 2018
The Dark Twist. By Anamika Nandedkar
Victims For Sale, a thriller by Nish Amarnath, takes you on a whirlwind journey that Sandhya Raman (Sandy) experiences in London. READ MORE.
APRIL 12, 2018
It was clear that Sandy was an opinionated and intellectual personality. Her code of honor and her ability to sift between what’s right and wrong kept her going in the book. They were also the qualities that made her stand out from the other characters in the book. READ MORE.
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Book Review | Victims For Sale by Nish Amarnath | Spoiler Free
MARCH 23, 2018
Before anything else, I LOVE THE COVER!
Now, for the actual review, this very illustrative story of the settings of London and every one of the intricate details of the crown’s domain emerges... READ MORE.
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Victims For Sale behind the scenes | An insider with Nish. MAY 26, 2018
READINGS, LECTURES, TALKS AND CONVENTIONS - snapshots
ROTARY CLUB. FELICITATION SPEECH AND LECTURE [MOTHER'S DAY]. MAY 15, 2018
LITERARY CONVENTION AND BOOK-READING
KOLKATA. MAY 7, 2018
Oxford Bookstores hosted this event in partnership with the Young FICCI Ladies Organization, or Y-FLO, involving other stakeholders and partners including HarperCollins, the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata and The American Center in Kolkata.
This video provides a snapshot of a conversation with writer, poet and activist Saira Shah Halim, following a book unveiling and a keynote address by Jamie Dragon, officer at the U.S. Consulate Kolkata and Director of the American Center.
(Excerpts of the chat with Saira).
A segment of VICTIMS FOR SALE's launch at Odyssey, Chennai. FEB 9, 2018
Launch and Discussion at Oxford Bookstores, New Delhi. FEB. 20, 2018
In conversation with author and NDTV's star anchor Sunetra Choudhury. (Interview excerpts).
Speaking at The Spoken Wave Art, Music & Lit Fest. (Video Segments)
FEB. 24, 2018
VGP GOLDEN BEACH RESORTS.
Lecture/Talk to 300+ students at a MEET THE AUTHOR session.
FEB. 23, 2018. STELLA MARIS COLLEGE.