Witness the Night
20%
off

Witness the Night

3.44 (858 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award--a dazzling mystery that takes readers into the heart of IndiaIn 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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143120972
  • 9780143120971
  • 291,942

Review quote

A thought-provoking tale. The Guardian (UK)
Riveting, slow-burn murder mystery in which the new and the old India collide head on, as Desai's ballsy, maverick, and thoroughly modern heroine, Simran Singh, reveals a shocking twist on one of India'sugliest traditions. M. J. McGrath, author of White Heat
We were thrilled and exhilarated by this stunning debut. Just like her feisty main character, Desai has fearlessly blown the lid on the problems that simmer under the surface of modern-day India. The Costa Award Judges
Witness the Night is an important novel with a compelling mystery at its heart. Simran Singh, in particular, is a terrific protagonist - the perfect guide on what is a dark and unsettling journey. Desai deserves a wide readership to go with the accolades she has already accumulated. This is a novel of genuine accomplishment. Simon Lelic, author of A Thousand Cuts and The Child Who
"Terrific." The Telegraph (UK)"
show more

About Kishwar Desai

Kishwar Desai is the author of the nonfiction book Darlingji: The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt. She lives in London.
show more

Rating details

858 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 13% (112)
4 34% (294)
3 39% (336)
2 11% (96)
1 2% (20)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X