…and I’m terribly chuffed.
From the IANS best books round up for 2016.
“Meanwhile, for avid readers, there were books galore for a wide expanse of tastes and interests.
Among those that deserve mention would, in fiction, include Kiran Manral’s “The Face at the Window” giving the “Himalayan Gothic” genre a new life beyond the Raj’s ghosts…”
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From The Ladies’ Finger list “50 of your Favourite Books of 2016 by Women Authors”
“23. The Face at the Window by Kiran Manral
A cottage in the Himalayas and a dark secret set the tone for this horror story. A Face in the Window is about Mrs. McNally, a retired schoolteacher who lives alone in a remote hill station. Haunted by her past, she struggles between revealing the truth to her daughter and granddaughter and leaving things as they are. A dangerous presence lurking in the house adds to the eeriness. A novel about every kind of fear from the supernatural to that of loneliness, this comes highly recommended by several of our readers, with @rashmikmenon gushing that it is “an absolutely soul-satisfying read”.
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Fellow author Nishant Kaushik’s list of five of his best reads for 2016 on the Juggernaut Books Blog.
The Face at the Window
Kiran Manral provides a vivid commentary of life in a quaint Indian hill station alongside deftly describing an ageing woman’s agony as she deals with the demons of her past.”
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Thank you Vikas Datta, Divya Vijayakumar and Nishant Kaushik, for the honour.