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Witness the Night

Witness the Night

Author(s): Kishwar Desai

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



A highly atmospheric mystery set in India, with the controversial subject of female foeticide at the fore. Longlisted for the ManAsian Literary Prize. In a small town in the heart of India, a young girl is found tied to a bed inside a townhouse where 13 people lie dead. The girl is alive, but only just. She is arrested for the murders she is believed to have committed. Visiting social worker Simran attempts to break through the girl’s mute trance to discover the truth. Hauntingly real, and beautifully atmospheric, this ia a major debut.

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I thought this book was harrowing, but it did take me to India, so that is a plus – overall a really interesting read – Clodagh T –

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