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The Witch’s Revenge by Danny Odato

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) In Harangul, a village in the Latur district of Maharashtra, the Nehra family wakes up to what they believe is an ordinary day. But things are about to take a dark turn in the little village when a mysterious old woman moves into the abandoned house next door. Padma, a simple woman, is married to Mohan, a hardworking tailor. They have four children and are raising them in a loving, traditional Hindu family. They enjoy the culture of their small community and rely on their many friends, elders, and traditions to lead happy and spiritual lives. But soon after the arrival of the strange woman next door, a child is involved in a horrible, fatal incident. Another child becomes seriously ill, and a woman falls to her death from her roof. Then Padma’s own family suffers a tragic loss. Mohan and Padma seek spiritual advice, to no avail, and the authorities offer no assistance. Finally in desperation, as things become more bizarre in the colony, a party of brave men ventures out to seek a strong baba from far away. With faith, strength, and a very strong sense of community, the people of Harangul work tirelessly to free their home from the grasp of a terrible evil presence-a daayan who threatens their very existence.

Padma and Mohan live in a small village where everyone works together and helps each other out. Mohan is a tailor and Padma loves her family and goes above and beyond what the average parent does for her children. Then, one day an older woman moves in next to Padma.

Then strange things start happening like children getting hurt or killed. Mohan starts having nightmares about the haunted jungle and then his daughter then gets a strange mark. Everyone thinks the new woman is a witch. The villagers then start doing everything they know to protect themselves from her but it doesn’t work. The men then go on the hunt for someone to help protect them from the witch.

I really liked this story. It was a little difficult for me to start but it soon sucked me in. I wanted to turn away but I just kept reading. It was one of those slow creeping terrors. I loved how the story wrapped up. It made me regret finishing the book in the middle of the night.

This is one great horror story that will wiggle under your skin and get to you.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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