The men of the Talukdar dynasty have always lived under the shadow of a dreaded curse that traces its roots to Company rule and a rebel soldier called Vidhu Raja. Novelist Sangram Talukdar has distanced himself from his family's bloody history and found a quiet place in the city to make a name for himself. But his peaceful life is shattered when he receives an anonymous threat - You Shall Suffer too. Prepare to Die. At first, he pays it no attention. But as he returns to his hometown, Sangram Talukdar discovers that the threat is real and something evil is lurking in the forests of Nimdeora, watching him at all times, waiting for an opportunity to strike. When he calls in detective Janardan Maity to investigate, Maity realizes that there is more to the threat than meets the eye. A chilling game of shadows and silhouettes begins-one in which it is impossible to tell the cat from the mouse.
About the Author
Bhaskar Chattopadhyay Is the author of two novels, Patang and Penumbra. He has also written and edited a bestselling anthology of short stories, 14 - Stories That Inspired Satyajit Ray and has translated the works of several Bengali writers such as Rabindranath Tagore and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay. He lives in Bengaluru with his wife, Sweta and sons Ishaan and Emon.