The Face At the Window

The Face At the Window What if at the end of one s life one realises that one has lived out a lie Mrs McNally a retired school teacher living alone in a cottage at the foothills of the Himalayas has secrets that if reve

What if at the end of one s life, one realises that one has lived out a lie Mrs McNally, a retired school teacher, living alone in a cottage at the foothills of the Himalayas, has secrets that if revealed could shatter the two people she cares about the most, her daughter Millie and her grand daughter Nina.Torn by her desire to reveal the truth that could change Millie s lWhat if at the end of one s life, one realises that one has lived out a lie Mrs McNally, a retired school teacher, living alone in a cottage at the foothills of the Himalayas, has secrets that if revealed could shatter the two people she cares about the most, her daughter Millie and her grand daughter Nina.Torn by her desire to reveal the truth that could change Millie s life, and the need to let things continue as they are, Mrs McNally grapples not just with ghosts from her past, but also a strange, vicious presence in her house that seems to want something from her Will she ever find the peace that eludes her, will she be rid of this entity haunting her house and, importantly, will she find closure A gently nuanced, layered story that deals with the lack of identity and an eternal finding of self, The Face at the Window holds a mirror to the fears we are all afraid to voice, the fear of ageing, the fear of not belonging, and above all, the fear of having no one to love you at the end of your life.

  • Free Read The Face At the Window - by Kiran Manral
    177 Kiran Manral

  1. Kiran Manral is a renowned Indian author, TEDx Speaker, columnist, mentor and feminist She has written books across genres in both fiction and nonfiction Her books include The Reluctant Detective, Once Upon A Crush, All Aboard, Karmic Kids, A Boy s Guide to Growing Up, The Face at the Window, Saving Maya She has authored a short series called True Love Stories for Juggernaut She also has published short stories in various magazines, in acclaimed anthologies like Have A Safe Journey and Boo as well on online apps like Juggernaut Her nonfiction book, Karmic Kids The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You, was listed amongst the top 5 books on parenting by Indian authors in 2015 by the Sunday Guardian One review called her the Bombeck of Bombay The Face at the Window, released in 2016, was listed amongst the top 30 books written by women authors in 2016 by The Ladies Finger, as among the must read books by contemporary women authors by BuzzingBubs and received much critical acclaim The Times of India stated that Manral may have very well pioneered the Himalayan Gothic genre , about this book She was among the six women authors nominated for the Femina Women of Worth Awards in Literature for 2017.An ex journalist, she currently writes a column on feminism at SheThePeople, and has been a columnist on sexuality at DNA, on gender issues with Tehelka and on parenting at yowoto She was also on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, a mentor with Sheroes and an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi She has co curated Festivelle 2016 and Women Writer s Fest Mumbai by SheThePeople 2017 She has been a speaker and a panelist at most of the leading literature festivals in India, as well as at educational institutions and conferences She is also considered a social media influencer She was part of the core founding team of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and Violence Against Women Awareness Month, two social media initiatives that ran for four years She also initiated India Helps, a volunteer network to help disaster victims which worked on the rehabilitation of 26 11 attack victims She is the anchor for the monthly talk series, Bombaywaali, from SheThePeople and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Walk 2017.She lives in Mumbai with her family including the brat.

267 Reply to “The Face At the Window”


  1. This is my second book by the author I have read Switcheroo and found it quite intriguing Talking about this book the language is beautiful The narration is crisp and has some really insightful lines But, when it comes to the story and execution, I am a little disappointed I d tell you why first, considering the genre, this book was not engrossing, Not scary at all However, This book has got some wonderful reviews, so maybe, it s just me.It started well, but then seemed to wander, covering so ma [...]


  2. The book is engaging, spooky and very well written the life of retired school teacher living in a quaint hill station at the foothills of Himalayas She was born orphan and was destined to live alone She recounts her journey of difficult life, the people crossed her path, left their footprints, but those paths were not meant to be together While she deals with her past life ghosts, she realizes she is living with a ghost in he cottage The book is nuanced, well written and spooky, though not a fan [...]



  3. Spooky, full of suspense and rich with detail The author creates an atmosphere that is sure paced and eerie with a heartbreaking and racy finale.


  4. I had the absolute joy and horror of reading The Face at The Window by Kiran Manral recently I am haunted Every time I think of the book, I think of Mrs McNally the Masterni protagonist who is suspended in a very gripping war between the horrors of life, those of beyond and the battle between both, amidst the swift descend of reality.Written in a poetic and haunting prose, Kiran Manral takes you through the mist and mystery of the mountainside and into the myth of beyond the grave You wander the [...]


  5. Spooky stories always has me hesitating to pick them up While Ms McNally drew me close with her endearing character, the book kept me engrossed Heartening and warm those portions made me reflect on relations and the complexity of emotions Kiran has done a brilliant job with this book, her characters come alive and speak and I for one just loved it.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *