An affluent Bombay family shares an ominous twilight ritual, the bolting of a certain door every night at sunset, the locking away of a forgotten past. One night, Pinky Mittal defies her family and throws open the door, setting the past free and unleashing a secret that has the power to destroy herself and the one she loves most.
“Intriguing debut novel... draws on the broader mystical culture that envelops India, where there is always a supernatural explanation for everything that happens.”
“A beautifully crafted mystery of amazing depth, sensitivity, and complexity...”
"Will definitely appeal to fans of Monica Ali and Jhumpa Lahiri by virtue of its characters and setting, but it retains a fresh, original feel that will draw in new readers with its own literary merit.”
“A book that exists on multiple levels, inviting you into death and mystery, into the heart of a family, and into the tantalizing, aromatic swirl of another culture. Beautiful, lyrical, and genuinely haunting.”