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.
“A captivating, transporting novel…”
“All the ingredients of a great ghost story.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith
"Shilpa Agarwal takes us on a journey through the caverns of India's passionate, complex heart, luxuriously narrating its pulsating spirituality, exploring the mysteries of existence, and probing the purpose of a human incarnation fulfilling its divine destiny. Savor it."
“In her stunning debut novel Shilpa Agarwal takes on the ghosts that bedevil young Pinky Mittal's extended family and dispatches them with rambunctious wit and affection...Haunting Bombay flirts deliciously with the true spirit of India.”