Some books are entertaining in the sense that it creates vivid pictures in front of your eyes wherein you relate to these stories. This was my first ever horror read and am glad that I picked this one.
The abandoned Haveli in Brahmdev, a hill station near Mumbai, is known amongst the local population to be haunted. People keep away from it. A group of youngsters decide to explore it and what follows is a horrifying reality they do not live to relate. Sanya Sharma is an investigative journalist, with a shattered life and a grieving past. Having lost her husband and little daughter within a span of six months, her once perfect life is a distant dream. Depressed, unable to concentrate on work and barely paying attention to her ten-year-old son, she takes help in alcohol and regular visits to her psychiatrist.
Her boss gives her a final chance to save her job to investigate a mysterious death of 4 people at the haveli . What follows is a series of mysterious, eerie and horrifying events that Sanya cannot understand and finally with the help of a local police inspector turned friend, it draws upon her that the Haunted Haveli is not just small town RUMOURS but a reality that had turned on her. The evil that she encounters slowly affects everything around her and she knows that it will finally consume her. But why? What were the deep, dark secrets of the Haveli’s past? What was the Nawab family’s past? Who is the old woman haunting her? What are the cards and what is the card game? How is such a horrifying situation merely a game and how is she to play it? Why do the writings on the cards come true and people die? She has to find a way to save herself and her son from the evil and the game of cards that makes everything come true. People around her are dying one by one making her wonder why she is spared. Will she play the final KHEL – The Writings – or will it be the evil that will end the game? "
The vivid descriptions
of scenes were amazing. You could imagine all the parts in a very crisp manner.·
The cover is
really nice definitely sends chills down the spine.·
writing style is good.·
entertaining read with a roller coaster ride of horror, suspense, fear an
awesome page turner. The ending is unexpected; it will blow off your mind!
I felt that there should have been more DESCRIPTION of the NAWAB FAMILY and their characters. And somewhere I felt the earlier meeting of Sanya with Sister Mary was somewhat incomplete. Something which confuses the readers.