Abhisek Basu's first horror anthology brings us thirteen terrifying short stories where:
A man acquires the elusive Death Pill in his quest for psychedelic drugs. However, things start getting worse after he takes it.
Alvaro's eulogy for his deceased father takes an unexpected turn.
A cursed tree demands a sacrifice, but what happens when it doesn't get it?
An author is asked to share a story on stage, by a woman. The whole crowd listens in awe as the author narrates his tale.
A man trying BDSM instantly regrets his decision as he discovers what he has got himself into, only after he is tied up.
A husband discovers that his wife has psychic powers.
A man gets into a taxi, but he can't get out.
An alexa device that wakes you up in the middle of the night.
Two boys discover their grandfather's old journal, but the contents of it immediately scares them out of their wits.
And many more!
With stories getting over 50k shares on Facebook and hitting Reddit frontpage multiple times from r/NoSleep, Abhisek Basu already has a respectable reputation in the horror community.
This is his first novel, and the fate of the entire universe depends on this one.
Notable comments from the author's Facebook and Reddit pages:
"This gave me shivers down my spine literally..Please ensure you use ur pen more often.. Already a fan :) "
"Hi writer, one of the most beautiful masterpiece i've ever read. Looking forward for another output of yours. You trully deserve to be recognized and be awarded. Keep it up."
Despite this story being the only one I've read of yours, am your fan already. Do write more.
-Yet another fan."
Here's a comment from the author's best friend:
"Drinks a lot, yet somehow manages to write stories that shouldn't be read at night at all costs"
Here's a comment from a very biased friend:
"Best stories in the history of all stories."
So, keep your lights on and say hello to sleepless nights. Embrace the darkness and let it guide the way.
This is a wonderful collection of stories that are a bit spooky but absolutely fabulous reads, all of them. As I read each story I thought, oh this is my favorite but in the end, I loved them all! My husband jokes that he would swim across shark-infested waters to bring me a lemonade (thank you, Dr. Laura, for teaching him this) so I think I loved My Wife was Psychic for Awhile. Overall, this is a very, very awesome collection of stories.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.