Swati Chaturvedi is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist who has worked for the Statesman, the Indian Express, Hindustan Times and Zee News. She lives in New Delhi. This is her first book.
'What could be worse than a daughter's death?' Ask the Nalwas, whose nuclear family implodes one night as their daughter, Ambika, is murdered and they become India's number-one news story. Along comes the fiery and feisty investigative reporter Meera, who finds herself unable to stop following the story, whatever the consequences. She wants justice for Ambika because this murder shakes her certainties and makes her question the sanity of her middle-class life. As she dives into Delhi's dirty, scandalous society of the powerful and famous, she's confronted with rich, connected lawyers and manipulative politicians, and is given a crash course on how the levers of power are misused. What she unmasks is a shocking conclusion to the country's most heinous murder.