Maya’s New Husband is the story of Maya Bhargava, a schoolteacher from Mumbai, who falls in love with Bhaskar Sadachari. Her attraction for him defies all reason, for Bhaskar isn’t the usual charming or handsome guy. After a short whirlwind romance, they get married, and Maya tries to settle into her new life with her new husband. This is when her horrors begin.
Set against the backdrop of serial killings in Mumbai, the novel has themes of cannibalism and Indian Aghori ritualism. The book has been highly praised for Neil D’Silva’s unique writing style and the meticulous research into the core themes of the story. The character of Bhaskar Sadachari has been described as one of the most effective villains in contemporary Indian literature.
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Accolades for Maya’s New Husband
Maya’s New Husband is Neil D’Silva’s debut novel. The very next day of its release, Maya’s New Husband hit #1 on Amazon Hot New Releases in the horror category. It stayed on the top 10 of Amazon.in (horror) for close to two years, often hitting the #1 spot and thus attaining Amazon Bestseller status.
The book is published by BruteGorilla Pub (paperback) and Readify (mobile app).
The book was a NaNoWriMo 2014 winner and was given the title of Entertainer of the Year at Literary Awards India 2015 that was jointly organized by Authors’ Ink Publications and Inside Stories.
It brought immense praise for Neil D’Silva almost instantly, with reviewers commending it for its story, and readers likening the author’s style to that of horror geniuses such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Shaun Hutson. It is now commissioned for a movie adaptation with Orange Spot Productions, an Indo-Canadian production company.
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High praise has flowed in from several quarters at an international level.
Maya’s New Husband has been reviewed to great acclaim by readers from all over the world. Here are a few of the top reviews on leading blogs.
I’m glad that Neil D’Silva seems to have reached a rather less-horrifying place in his life, because ‘Maya’s New Husband’ is unabashedly a horror novel by an Indian author.
By Percy Wadiwala. Read the review on his blog here.
I like to congratulate the author ‘Neil D’Silva’ for writing a much needed book for Indian literature and that too with undeniable mastery.
By Anirban Nanda. Read the review on Goodreads here.
I am extremely thankful to the author for writing such a fantastic book and giving my interest in Indian Horror Thriller tales a 360 Degrees turn around.
On the Klishmaklaver blog. Read the full review here.
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