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Right Behind You by Neil D’Silva – Book review

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Right Behind You Book Cover Right Behind You
Neil D'Silva
Horror fiction
StoryMirror Info Tech
13 November 2017
Paperback
177
Review copy

Right Behind You is a collection of 13 horror stories of different genres. The thing that connects these stories is the emotion of our inner fears that resides in all of us. We might mask these fears, we might even deny them, but they emerge when least expected and then they begin to encroach upon every aspect of our lives. In this collection of assorted horror stories, you will find noir horror, urban myths, fantasies, campfire tales, stories of phobias, gore, and even a story that takes place entirely on chat. An e-horror story, if you could call it that. Just like a rollercoaster is a source of unexpected adventure and you won't find its shocks and thrills unless you actually ride on it, you won't get the real experience of Right Behind You unless you read it. So, sit back, fasten your seatbelts, and plunge into the drive. Neil D'Silva is an Indian author of six published books. His debut novel Maya's New Husband earned him a lot of things, including the sobriquet 'the scariest man in Mumbai' and an international movie deal. Since then, he has written three short-story collections titled The Evil Eye and the Charm, Bound in Love, and Right Behind You. His other full-length novels are Pishacha and Yakshini.

Introduction:

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything here. Actually I have good news to share that I got married ๐Ÿ˜€ and this is the reason I was away from here. I am trying to be more regular now onward. Coming to this book, the co-author of this site Pooja has already read and reviewed books of the author Neil Dโ€™silva. And being a horror freak, I also want to read his bestseller book โ€˜Mayaโ€™s new husbandโ€™. This book is on my kindle but I am hardly getting time to read. (Letโ€™s see when I will read this book) The moment I saw this book on the facebook page, I knew that I wanted this book. Luckily I got the review copy. So at first, I would like to thanks and congratulate the author for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. ๐Ÿ™‚ So letโ€™s move to know more about this book.

Summary:

This book comprises 13 horror stories, each story is better than another. The first story โ€˜Night of the teen Mundiโ€™ is the story based on an urban legend of 90โ€™s Mumbai where the creature is supposed to have three โ€˜mundiโ€™ head. 90โ€™s kids you must have heard about this.

โ€˜The man in the ceilingโ€™ is a story of two brothers Kevin and Carl. After moving to the new house, and hearing about the ceiling man from their friends Kevin was frightened and the further unexpected thing happened.

โ€˜The beggarโ€™s handโ€™ is a story of Rukmini, who refuse to give alms of rice bhakari to a leper. The beggarโ€™s hand came to her every day in an unusual way.

โ€˜Tap tap tapโ€™ is a story of boys living in a hostel. One night when everyone was away two among them experienced a weird thing.

โ€˜Old-fashionedโ€™ is a story of twins who were adopted and after growing up they went in search of their biological parents. And what they found is totally strange yet terrible.

โ€˜Maniโ€™s masterpieceโ€™ is an amazing story where a worker felt proud of making a beautiful big structure. But nature demands its compensation and what happens in this story totally make you shudder.

โ€˜The death drumโ€™ is a story of Bindiya, who got a huge blue drum which was supposed to reduce her water problem. But the drum brings bad omen in the house. Do read it how?

โ€˜Soapโ€™ is a story of two boys where they find a black, disgusting smelt soap in the bathroom. The history of that soap is sad and terrifying.

โ€˜The Scarโ€™ is a sort of psychological thriller, where a dying man calls his son and confesses to all of his crime. But the story ends with an unexpected twist.

โ€˜Those chappals from hellโ€™ is a scary story where an elderly man finds strange chappals in his house. The chappals belong to a dark family history.

โ€˜The iceboxโ€™ is a story where police search a missing woman and her husband is devastating by her death. But the truth is always bitter.

โ€˜Spawnโ€™ is a story of an unwed mother, who nurtured a child in her womb but the child is not an ordinary one then who is it? Do read to find.

The last story โ€˜The midnight chatโ€™ depicts a story of Malay ghost myth orang minyak. A girl is telling her horrifying experience with her online friend but is these myths are true or not? Do read to find out.

Writing style:

The author has a very smooth writing skill. He has avoided hard words and over explanation throughout the book. The narration is very captivating and holds you until the last.

My perception:

I love short horror stories and this book totally lived on my expectation. Each story is brilliantly written. Set in the different context, each story serves an amazing horror. The book is very short and you can finish it in two to three sittings. Special appreciation goes to the cover page; it totally uplifts the concept of this book. This book is a must-read for those want to read Indian horror stories written by an Indian author. I am really glad that the author Neil Dโ€™silva is coming up with excellent books in this category. Readers! Do not miss this book; I am sure you will enjoy this book to the core. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grab a copy of this book from here,

Until next time, Keep reading ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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