𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫
𝐁𝐲 𝐊 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐢 𝐊𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫 : 𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐢 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 : 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟒
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞 : 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫/ 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 : 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
The story is about a ghost named Richard Baxter who has become trapped inside his deathbed mansion. Sixty years after his death, a young girl called Shiuli finds herself in the mansion he died in, and thus the plot begins. The book is divided into three parts, each with a different style of narration. It starts out as an introduction and gradually moves into the plot as it becomes a gothic romance and merges with Indian folklore. There is a thrilling climax in the third part that is nail-biting. Aside from some nail-biting descriptions of the legendary visitor, this book also sheds light on modern media and politics' hypocrisy.
It was the cover that drew me to this book. The book looked like a creepy horror story and I wouldn't miss it. However, when I started reading, it did not seem scary at all. A gloomy element began the story, and then there were some fantasy elements, but I didn't get anything horror-like until the second half. In this story, the writer takes a long time to establish the horror elements, but given how the story has developed, I think it is worth the wait. Once horror begins, the thrill factor won't let up, and you are on all fours to find out what's behind the mystery.
There is nothing disappointing about the plot, but if you are looking for something exceptional in the horror genre, then this book is not for you. There is something unique about this book, and the author's promising writing style will not let you put it down midway. All the characters and the way they are portrayed are wonderful. Definitely worth reading, if you're looking for a classic to read over the weekend.
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