Ghosts of the Silent Hills

Stories based on true hauntings

Author- Anita Krishan

Genre- Short stories (Horror)

Pages- 312

From the silent hills of Shimla, set in eerie British-era buildings in the middle of dense menacing forests, comes spine chilling tales of horror to make your nights a little scarier. Anita Krishan’s ‘Ghosts of the Silent Hills’ brings to us a collection of ten spooky stories based on true hauntings. The gloomy atmosphere of the hills and empty eerie roads are enough to send chills down your spine.

These stories are mostly about wandering angry spirits haunting old buildings, menacing paths leading up and down hilly areas and forests enveloped in deadly silence. These spirits are the ones who stayed intact in the physical world even after their body deteriorated after death. Some evil, some lonely and some confused, these spirits lurking in the dark have untold stories of their own, waiting to be conveyed to any passerby who wants to listen.

My views- I have read quite a few horror books which had gruesome elements like ghouls, zombies, vampires, cursed dolls and clowns. And very few of those books scared me. This book on the other hand had none of these horror elements which we usually expect from horror stories. And yet, it scared me to such an extent that I couldn’t bring myself to switch off the lights before going to bed. Such good was the narration. I loved the fact that even though these were short stories, the author took time in building the plot rather than wrapping it up in a hurry. The language is plain and simple. Some stories did feel repetitive but it’s still a definite pick for horror fans out there.

My rating- 4.3/5

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