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“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.”

Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER novel and TV series

"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.”

Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A captivating, transporting novel…”

Portsmouth Herald

“A beautifully crafted mystery of amazing depth, sensitivity, and complexity...”

Mysterious Reviews

“Intriguing debut novel... draws on the broader mystical culture that envelops India, where there is always a supernatural explanation for everything that happens.”

USA Today

"All the ingredients of a great ghost story."

Kirkus Reviews

"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."

Aimee Liu, Glorious Boy

"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." 

Michael Bernard Beckwith, Life Visioning

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