It's set in India, and written from the perspective of a man who came to the city as a driver for a rich family. Don't want to spoil it by telling you any more. Lots of twists and very well written. Still in hardback though. I got it out the library.
I didn't mean that the story was enjoyable - but that I was really enjoying reading the book. I couldn't put it down, and it's a while since I felt like that about a book.
It was India from another angle, and that's what I found fascinating. I love books about India, but this really was the "other" India. Also, the horrible thing that happened halfway through (trying not to spoil for others!) was SO unexpected. I just didn't see it coming.
I can't imagine being in a situation that you'll never get out of without doing something drastic (as he did). And there must be millions and millions of people like him.
But I have unanswered questions: What do you think happened to his family? What do you think will happen to him in the future? I know it's fictional, but do things like that really happen in India - I imagine that corruption does, but to the extent of covering up deaths?