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For seventeen-year old Tanvi, her cousin’s death is nothing but a memory, albeit a painful one. Until the day she returns from school to find Mimi’s name scrawled across the bedroom wall and her aunt wandering the woods searching for her daughter.
With her delusional aunt insisting Mimi is alive, Tanvi digs for clues related to the cold case and stumbles upon a missing diary. In its pages, her cousin detailed a murder plot. And Tanvi realizes the dead body in the stream was supposed to be hers, not Mimi’s.
Then a girl bearing an uncanny resemblance to Mimi moves in next door, and Tanvi starts having flashbacks, of candles and incense, of whispers behind closed doors and black magic rituals. Hours later, her neighbor is found dead, and Tanvi realizes she could be the next victim.
To survive, she must find the real reason behind Mimi’s death. But, seeking the truth in the diary’s pages and her own memories could mean unearthing secrets about herself and her family, secrets left buried for a reason. Like her mother’s insanity, and the darkness she fears she’s inherited.
Survival could come at the cost of Tanvi’s sanity.
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