Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.
A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.
It’s the perfect venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends, brought back together to celebrate a wedding.
A night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare as secrets get dragged out and relationships are tested.
But the house has secrets too. Lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart.
And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.
Effortlessly turning the classic haunted house story on its head, Nothing but Blackened Teeth is a sharp and devastating exploration of grief, the parasitic nature of relationships, and the consequences of our actions.
A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Nightfire
Don’t waste your time.
The book tries to sound to smart for its own good. There’s no reason for the writing to be this complicated when it’s supposed to be a horror story. The author describes scenes way to long and in way to much detail that you just wish she would get on with the story already. Not to mention the characters are all extremely unlikeable. Waste of my money. I hope you don’t make the same mistake.
A great story
This one felt like a great pairing of narrator to prose. The story itself is aware of the genre and manages to not feel tongue in cheek or forced. It felt like a horrible glimpse into one night shared by four people who have baggage and insecurities and felt real, despite the very supernatural surroundings of it all.