The Dead Woman Writing

by Rajat Pillai

3.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

3.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Devika has an unstable mind, or so the doctors have been saying. While working on her second book, she starts receiving letters from an enigmatic woman who was already dead. While a bewildered police force investigates mysterious cases happening around town, Devika decides to unfold the true story behind these strange psychotic incidents and the purpose of those letters. Is there more to all this than what meets the eye? Is all this real at all, or just a figment of her imagination? In her search for truth, Devika cannot trust anybody, not even herself. Struggling between her volatile mind and a personal crisis that saps every bit of sanity out behind her, Devika has to find answers. She has to take the journey which could take her to the doorstep of a complete mental breakdown…a wild ride between the real and the paranormal world to find the truth behind…THE DEAD WOMAN WRITING

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

When he is not creating complex banking and finance software for his employer, Rajat is curiously researching topics ranging from paranormal activity to space exploration to Indian history. He enjoys travelling, trying new cuisines and watching world cinema. He was also involved in theatre, short films, street plays and martial arts during various phases of his life. After receiving rave reviews, his first book Chandragupta is now being translated into regional languages.

Average Reader Rating

3.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

5 reviews for The Dead Woman Writing

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 3 out of 5

    This was my first suspense thriller book by any indian author..i have read chetan bhagat but his work didn’t impressed me. I have just completed shining by”Stephen King” but was not impressed and then this book arrived and i started it and i got hooked from beginning. It has few loose ends but I think author’s work was marvelous. this book changed my perception towards our indian writer and now i’m determined to read Indian writers as much as possible .

  3. 4 out of 5

    I liked the basis premise , the concept though is not new but it was good to see someone using this concept of satanic occult in the indian setting. However there were many subplots and quick forward-rewind kind of a story setting which may get the reader a bit confused. Few characters were not developed at all ( as reader one may feel that way). It was more of a thriller/paranormal tale rather then being a full throttle horror/ paranormal novel as it was being publicized.All in all a nice read but could have been better…

  4. 4 out of 5

    A very engaging and interesting read….the idea of cults in India and their effects are widely explored yet. There were definitely parts that were a little confusing, since the story kept jumping around back and forth, but it was still woven together very well. The way Devika’s character puts together the missing pieces of the spell that Mehek managed to cast was very intriguing. The ending was a little difficult to understand only because I knew that the daughter was sending the letters but I still didn’t understand her point or why it was her….as if she had Mehek’s spirit? That needed some clarification. Other than that, a very good and gripping tale. Loved it!

  5. 3 out of 5

    This is one of the first books I have picked up that focuses on the occult and the unknown. And I must say, it is a very decent attempt. The story is largely centered around Devika, a writer trying to unearth the strange events unfolding in her town of Sarvanpur. She is receiving letters from a woman who is claimed dead and who has brought about the entire unrest in her small town. And through various (and not outrageous) twists and turns, she is led to the dark secrets of the underworld wherein the suicide of a girl has triggered events across three generations, with no end in sight. And this is how the author decides to conclude – a quasi arrangement wherein good and evil, light and darkness, and the known and the as-yet-unsolved balance each other.There are fleeting references to real life happenings from India and around the world, that have been used as (rather forced) aids to prop the plot. This being the only area where the literature looks weak. The story is otherwise fast-paced, and at times, spooky enough to remind you of some of the customary horror movie scenes 🙂 Worth a read for sure.

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