Blurb: The abandoned Haveli in Brahmdev, a hill station near Mumbai, is known amongst the local population to be haunted. People keep away from it. A group of youngsters decide to explore it and what follows is a horrifying reality they do not live to relate. Sanya Sharma is an investigative journalist, with a shattered life and a grieving past. Having lost her husband and little daughter within a span of six months, her once perfect life is a distant dream. Depressed, unable to concentrate on work and barely paying attention to her ten-year-old son, she takes help in alcohol and regular visits to her psychiatrist. Her last chance at redemption in a case of mysterious deaths on small hill station. What follows is a series of mysterious, eerie and horrifying events that Sanya cannot understand and finally with the help of a local police inspector turned friend, it draws upon her that the Haunted Haveli is not just small town hocus-pocus but a reality that had turned on her. The evil that she encounters slowly affects everything around her and she knows that it will finally consume her. But why? What were the deep, dark secrets of the Haveli’s past? What was the Nawab family’s past? Who is the old woman haunting her? What are the cards and what is the card game? How is such a horrifying situation merely a game and how is she to play it? Why do the writings on the cards come true and people die? She has to find a way to save herself and her son from the evil and the game of cards that makes everything come true. People around her are dying one by one making her wonder why she is spared. Will she play the final KHEL – The Writings – or will it be the evil that will end the game?
About the author: Vishal Goswami is a MBA-Finance graduate from Boston, U.S.A and is passionate about reading and writing in all its forms, whether fiction or non-fiction and also all other genres. He is active on Twitter as “[email protected],” tweeting about more contemporary topics and new movie analysis and ratings.
Review: Horror tales are terrifying for a specific reason. With some of our most famous horror stories—ones that follow knife-wielding masked madmen, houses that consume humans, scorned clairvoyant teens, children or adults—the victim, even in death, retains control of his or her own mind. KHEL-THE WRITINGS is a beast to power through, but it’s a fresh take on horror tales. Three cheers to the author of this book Vishal Goswami for attempting to write a frighteningly creepy and terrorising writings in the name of KHEL-THE WRITINGS. I am an avid reader of mystery, thriller and horror genre and this book correctly came in that category. I can never stay away from horror. The first few pages in horror genre really has the calibre to make or break the story and fortunately, author Vishal Goswami has successfully managed to amazingly captivate the reader as the next pages were not put down by me and it urged me to read further. Vishal Goswami could actually generate the thought WHAT IS NEXT in the reader’s mind. KHEL-THE WRITINGS is one of those books which even you read will haunt you and force you to think about what the author wrote. This is from my heart, I recoomend this book to everyone to read at least once if you like reading good fiction and for those who prefer horror genre, this can be re-read many times. Vishal Goswami’s writing style is very elaborate that while reading, it enables the reader to visualise every sentence and makes you have those goosebumps on your body and it has even raised the hair in few pages. I would like if this book is adapted into movie by the Hindi film industry. Readers who have had no experience with fearsome reading should definitely read this book once to experience it. The The haveli and the narrative kept me trapped in to the story till the end. Every line, every page was exciting and horrifying. KHEL-THE WRITINGS is spine chilling, super entertaining with dramatic events and meticulous description. Kudos to author Vishal Goswami.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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