Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Faith and the Beloved by Kochery C Shibu Genre - Book Review

Book Name : Faith and the Beloved

Author :  Kochery C Shibu

Genre : Crime Fiction


Kochery C Shibu , the best selling and award winning author of 'Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar', graduated from the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, in 1981. He has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement, he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery River basin in Sikkim. 'Faith and the Beloved' is his second book. 


A ferociously entertaining, sharply amusing, hard-hitting wow of a read. Faith and the Beloved is a story about love, lust, faith, thrill, mystery, crime and much more. You name it and it has it. The book revolves around three main characters Naithy Cherokil, is a rich and successful businesswomen who marries a model Tony D'souza who is much younger than her after the death of her husband Jiza in Mumbai terror attack. Alice Cherokil, an eighteen- year-old computer geek, daughter of Naithy, whose life falls apart when her mother met with an accident and slipped into coma. Alice is on run to solve web of mysteries and must outplay underworld to save her mother's life. And Prem Rolland, a Kalari exponent whose life revolves around his brother Arun. Things becomes bad when police kill Arun under mysterious circumstances. Things go awry when Prem get trapped while finding his brother's killers. This book talks about how the lives of these three main characters cross each other and how they retain their faith and protect their loved ones even by putting their own life in danger. Many of the characters in the book are inspired from those whom author has encountered during his extensive travels and probably that's the reason they look very relatable.


This book is full of masala and have strong potential to be made into a Bollywood blockbuster. In fact, as this book is hugely entertaining and thrilling you might actually feel as though a blockbuster film is playing out in front for you, This book encompasses underworld, LTTE, ISISI, demonetization, terror attack and what not. First three chapters might confuse you as all the chapters are named after different characters in the book. So, you might wonder are these different stories but once you enter the fourth chapter your excitement will reach peek and you will start connecting the dots. It is a smart, fast-moving and riveting crime thriller. Make sure you set aside plenty of reading time as I didn't want to put this book down. 

Book Format / Price : Paperback : 117 INR / Kindle Edition : 171 INR

Pages: 265

Availability : Amazon

@Swati Mathur



  1. The plot itself sounds like a Bollywood thriller. And when you say that it is inspired by the author's travel experiences then I am sure it must be gripping.

  2. Though I am not much into crime and thriller genre book reading but your review has made me curious enough to know more about this book. as usual, it was a honest and precise review dear.

  3. Looks like a great book full of twist and thriller, I would love to read this for sure. Thanks for sharing such great review!!

  4. Books with thrill are always a kick for the mood and your review is amazing and detailed for sure I am going to plan for this weekend and will make sure to share with my sister to.

  5. Thriller is something i have not explored yet. would love to get my hands on. thanks for the review.

  6. I am a thriller fan and I would love to watch this book made into either a movie or a web-series. Sounds like a read that keeps you hooked.

  7. All my favourite masala plot twists in this book that are sure to be a thrilling read. Loved your crisp review. Am going to read this soon!

  8. The book seems to be an out and out masala novel with all the trappings one would expect to find in a bollywood movie. But interesting at the same time.

  9. I can't wait to read Faith and the Beloved this weekend. What a lovely review you've posted! I like books which are hugely entertaining and thrilling in equal measure.