The haunted house motif, whether on the big screen or the page usually has plenty of signifiers that can make a lot of entries largely generic.
Cassandra Khaw takes this to task in Nothing But Blackened Teeth, providing a rich mythology where five young friends seeking a thrill looking at planning a wedding in a supposedly cursed old mansion.
Despite being quite short in length (just over 100 pages) Khaw packs in plenty of mythology and nuisance which will make you wish this was 200 pages longer given the scope of the story.
This is very much a one sitting type of read, as you will be drawn in by the twisted story and when the preverbial s*it hits the fan, you won’t want to put it down.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw is released on 19th October 2021 by Titan Books.