Bookish Witch

The Cursed House by Falguni Jain

Blurb (as on Amazon):

Abir found out about Kyra’s ancestral house, which she hadn’t been to since she was 5. As much as Abir has fallen in love with the place, Kyra can’t stand being around the house.
What happens when Abir surprises Kyra by taking her to that house on their 1st wedding anniversary? What is Kyra hiding? Will Abir still love that place after knowing its dark secrets?

Genre: Fiction/ Short Story/Thriller

Pages: 14

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: 49 INR/$2.99

My ratings: 3.7/5

Abir is taking his wife Kyra for a surprise visit to her ancestral home. He thinks it will be a great way to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Kyra isn’t very thrilled with the surprise though because according to her the house is cursed. Is that really the case though?

Book cover taken from Amazon

What I liked about the book:
-> A short yet engaging and thrilling read that keeps you on the edge.
-> The story effectively delivers the message that the incidents we witness in our childhood cast an everlasting impact on us and become an important tool in shaping our thoughts, our nature, and even perspective to see things in our life.
-> The writing is crisp and manages to maintain an eeriness all throughout.
-> It ends on a cliffhanger, making us wonder about what happened.
-> It makes us wonder whether what we see and understand as children is really the truth or a figment of our imagination.

What I did not like about the book:
-> Somehow it was hard to imagine Kyra being blindfolded for the entire ride to the ancestral house.
-> The ending was a little confusing and I had to read it twice.

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