Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai
A Novel

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I'm sort of series-ed out at the moment, but Simran is such a unique character, and Desai's writing wonderful, I know I'm going to find the next book.
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Winner of the Costa First Novel Award—a dazzling mystery that takes readers into the heart of India

In a small town in northern India, a house still smolders from a devastating fire. Inside a young girl is found severely beaten and barely alive, along with the lifeless bodies of thirteen people. Inexplicably, the local police accuse the girl of the murders. But Simran Singh, an independent-minded, unconventional social worker, is convinced of the girl's innocence. As Simran goes against the authorities to seek out the truth, she discovers a terrifying web of deceit that will change her forever. Seamlessly weaving themes of sexism, police corruption, and infanticide, this captivating mystery plunges readers into the thrilling heart of modern India.

 

About Kishwar Desai

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KISHWAR DESAI is the author of the nonfiction book Darlingji: The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt. She lives in London.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Penguin Books. 254 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Audra on Jul 02 2012

I'm sort of series-ed out at the moment, but Simran is such a unique character, and Desai's writing wonderful, I know I'm going to find the next book.

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