When a Soul begins to ask questions, she expects answers.
Aanchal wanders the lonely haveli (Indian mansion) at night, navigating her way to each room and turning the lights on. The villagers become aware of a presence and fear a girl never seen in their midst.
Who is she and where did she come from? Who turns the lights on in the old ruin every night?
Aanchal is not afraid of the villagers who want her banished, but she is afraid of her mother’s yearly visit from the Other Side. Aanchal wants to be forgiven for something that happened by accident a hundred years ago, and she is willing to make things right.
When Kunaal arrives with Jennifer, Aanchal sees the chance to right what went wrong, but she will need help. Will her friends help her? Will her mother’s spirit forgive her? Will she finally be ready to cross over?
Lost Soul – a harrowing tale of expectations and long-awaited hope.
I love to broaden my reading experience and reading Lost Soul by Malika Gandhi has certainly done that for me.
The story is set in India and the authors description of the sights and sounds that the characters are experiencing make you almost feel like you are experiencing it for yourself first hand. This book is very beautifully written and swaps between the main characters past to the present day.
As the book is set in India there are quite a few words that I wouldn’t have a clue what they meant but the author does a great job of putting the English meaning there alongside the word so it makes it easy to understand.
This is the first book I have read by this author and would certainly read more.
Many thanks to The Book Club and the author for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is available for the kindle on the 20th of April.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.