𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐰
𝐁𝐲 𝐊𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐫𝐚𝐥
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟐𝟑𝟔 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟐𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟔
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫, 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫
𝐌𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
The story revolves around Mrs. McNally, an 80-year-old woman living in a hill town with her two house helpers Bimla and Manikji. Mrs. McNally is nearing the end of her days - and torn between revealing her deepest, darkest secrets, truths that could change her daughter’s and granddaughter’s lives forever, and carrying them with her into the afterlife. After living in her hilly cottage for many decades, she suddenly starts experiencing some strange incidents there, which she can't explain.
Millie, her daughter, lives in London and McNally does not hold a particular place in her daughter's heart. On other hand Nina, Mrs. McNally's granddaughter, studies at a boarding school about 3-4 hours away from her place. As a result, Nina always visits her Grand Mother during vacations. No one knows the secrets that Mrs. McNally holds, not even her daughter. It is not even known to people that the name she is known by, "Mrs. McNally", is not her real name.
I thought this book would be a very interesting read since it is from the horror genre, but alas, it wasn't a horror or thriller to the last page. Despite choosing the hilly area to show the horror, the horror did not appear in the story. A one-star rating is given because the story from pages 202 to 230 was somewhat interesting. After reading about 50 pages, you will understand what is happening, so there is no thriller or suspense. It won't take you long to comprehend the whole story. This is the 2nd book I've read by Kiran Manral and both books left me with the same feeling. Overwritten. Very slow-paced. This issue crops up when the narrative is loose, and the book needs filler material to be considered long enough to be a "book". It is quite sad because the author has potential and could have written a good story, which is why I picked up her book again. Then I got disappointed again.
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