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The Body In The Back Seat by  Salil Desai, book reviewThe first few pages of The Body in the Back Seat seem to slow you down, possibly because the drama of the car thief spotting a body in the back seat of the car he has just stolen is a little underwhelming. And because the identity of the body is obvious from the moment the man’s wife goes to the police station and tries to report him missing but the author refrains from confirming our suspicions till much later.

However from the moment Senior Inspector Saralkar comes onstage with PI Motkar at his side, the book picks up. Saralkar is convinced that the apparent suicide victim has been murdered and he is equally convinced that one of the family or a business partner must have done it, since that is his pet psychological theory.


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