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Maya teaches Biology in a Mumbai school. She is a hit with her students for her unconventional teaching techniques such as bringing a dead man's heart to school to explain her lessons. But, though she seems ebullient on the outside, within her own heart she harbors the pain of a recently and mysteriously deceased husband.

In such a state, Maya's paths cross with the whimsi
Paperback, First Edition, 238 pages
Published January 2nd 2015 by Neil D'Silva
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Neil D'Silva There is no love without fear, is there? What can be more worrying than agreeing to commit to an unknown person for life? I wanted to expose this - th…moreThere is no love without fear, is there? What can be more worrying than agreeing to commit to an unknown person for life? I wanted to expose this - the frightening side of love that no one talks about.(less)
Neil D'Silva Aghoris are mystics, and the word 'mystic' itself has such great impact. It comes from 'one who practices mysterious crafts' and that's exactly what a…moreAghoris are mystics, and the word 'mystic' itself has such great impact. It comes from 'one who practices mysterious crafts' and that's exactly what aghoris do. And any kind of mystery plays wonderfully with the human psyche. It's what we don't know that we are the most frightened of. We don't know what the aghoris are up to, in their little world of the dark arts. We don't know how much power they hold, and who their devotion really is for. I am myself very intrigued by them, have always been, and it was apt that I wrote my first book with that theme.(less)

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Kavipriya Moorthy
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Maya’s new husband – Neil D’Silva
This is the first horror thriller I have ever read, and the book has enticed me to read more of the same genre. One of the top 10 book recommendations from my end, would include this book for sure. The book promises thorough entertainment; the adrenaline rush, fear rush, OMG’s and everything else any horror movie would do to one, is done without any glitch in this book.
First Impression – I always pick the books with black background as it attracts me; and no wo
Mar 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
I have no idea how some people have rated this 5. Reading this was an absolute borefest!
The author clearly does not know anything about human behaviour, the plot is ridiculously weak and the end is totally predictable (clichéd as hell - worse than b grade movies even). Everything seems so contrived. It feels like the author just wanted to write something - thought of a Norman Bates sort of psycho - and webbed a story around it. There are no plot twists and there is nothing that surprises you.
Sheetal Maurya - Godse (Halo of Books)
Being a thriller lover, this book was on my reading for a long time and finally, I finished this book. Pooja has already reviewed this book on the site you can check it here. The first thing which catches your attention is the spooky book cover and the title.

The book starts with a scared girl in the captive of a maniac man. In the city, many people are going missing without any trace.

On the other hand, Maya is a biology teacher and she has a happy family of her mother and younger sister. Her l
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pleasantly disturbing!
Alcatraz Dey
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had this book for a long time on my kindle, for almost two months. It went unnoticed since I started reading the last released installment of Game of thrones. It came as a surprise when I saw this title hiding below in my kindle library.
It took me around 96 hours to read the entire book. I do love watching horror and related stuff but honestly haven't read much of it except for carrie and The Shining. I even haven't read any previous work of the Author, but Maya sure does strike a chord with y
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A powerful story from a then debut author, Neil D’Silva in the indie publishing world is rare. Of course Neil D’Silva has walked many a miles since and published “Bound In Love" and I have heard a few more very powerful novels are in the pipeline. But reading the first novel by an author always clearly shows his uncorrupted, unmarred and un-commercialized talent.

The Story ​

Maya is a young widow whose first husband had died under mysterious circumstances. She works as a biology teacher and is ve
Aug 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
The story was not at all digestible. I knew people who like this genre but it was not my types. I simply will avoid these genres in future. I am a fast reader, but MNH took very long. I almost decided to quit, but I thought of giving it a go. I went for the book because it was very much hyped on "Goodreads" and horror attached to it. According to me, this is not a horror genre, its completely different it should be categorized into a "Gore" genre.

The storyline was gruesome and lots of things we
Anita Dsilva
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, what to say about this book. I have seen this book being written in my own house. I have seen my husband Neil DSilva work on this story since November 2014. Even though I was reading this story on a daily basis even during those times. I read it once again after the novel was launched.

The character of Maya is something that will never go out of my mind. Her new husband is someone who will also remain with me forever. It cannot be termed only as a horror story. It has several other aspects
Babus Ahmed
Oddly worded with lots of extraneous details which couldn't detract from the weak plot of this gore thriller. I wish I had downloaded a sample before adding this to my wishlist to save time.
Sushil Rana
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Product Description
In the suburbs of Mumbai, the atmosphere is gloomy. There is an evil shadow lurking around, stalking and snatching able-bodied people. The hapless victims are never found again, all their bodily traces lost forever.

In the midst of this is Maya Bhargava, a school teacher trying to forget a past personal tragedy. Her career looks promising though. She is learning to pick the broken pieces of her heart and move on.

While still trying to cope, love comes her way. It comes from the
Anirban Nanda
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
So at last I have completed the book I was waiting to read. Yes, it is Neil D’Silva’s Maya’s New Husband; the grotesque horrendous thriller.

I have completed the book in three sittings and I’ll point out below the aspects that have appealed to me.


If it’s just a thriller about a cannibal serial killer, the story wouldn’t be much interesting. It is the mythical theme of worshippers of Lord Shiva that has made the book more intimidating. The mythical angle has always remained an underlying th
Namrita Sharma
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I started reading the book, l didn't expect that this would be such a good book. There were two main character in the book. Maya, a biology school teacher, was trying to forget her husband's death and other character was Bhaskar, a drawing teacher in same school. He and Maya started to feel for each other. Bhaskar was not so handsome. He looked ugly, horrible and smelt weird. Still Maya was fascinated by Bhaskar. They decided to marry each other and soon many secrets started to reveal. She ...more
Divyesh Patel
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My take on this thriller book:- It was perfect in every way! Just what I needed to read about. I would say it was more of a thrilling experience rather than horror. But it was worth the time. Actually I was bit sad in my mind when I was reaching the last stage of the book because the story was at the end part and I wished it to be more long. Anything critical? I felt that the part four of the story was going bit fast, but that's okay. Overall I just loved it! Thank you Neil D'Silva sir for givin ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
If you get a thrill from reading about gore and madness, read “Maya’s New Husband” by Neil D’Silva. The viscera is visible from the first chapter and the plotting and action are strong enough to keep patrons of the gross-out novel motivated to the end. Set in Mumbai, India, a widowed biology teacher finds herself strangely attracted to an unattractive colleague. Despite her better judgment, Maya soon marries Bhaskar and only afterwards realizes she has made a very big mistake. The reek of murder ...more
Kirtida Gautam
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Human mind is capable of creating its own heaven and hell on this earth- Bhagwat Geeta
When I read Neil D’ Silva’s book “Maya’s New Husband” the above mentioned line kept coming to my head. Yes, this book is SOMETHING in the genre psychological- horror thrillers. We know the story from the first 20 pages of the book and yet keep turning the page to know why what happened, happened. And it doesn’t disappoint the reader till last, the metaphors are mind blowing, the language creates the picture in
Piyusha Vir
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it
With MNH, there is no slowly easing in into the story. Neil launches right into it from the first word and you’re sucked right in with no inkling of mercy whatsoever.

When I started this book I knew enough about it to know it was going to be a tough read, and tough it was.

And yet, I am glad I read this book. A very well-written book wth gripping narrative, Neil knows just what to reveal and when. That’s what makes the book interesting because by the time you come to the part of revealing a parti
Solomon Manoj
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was never a great fan of horror. However MNH was in my TBR after my author friend Priyanka Naik suggeted it.

I loved the blurb, also the cover of the book & grabbed it once there was a pretty good discount on Kindle and started reading it right away. The book was one of the bloodiest that I have read in this genre by an Indian author (though haven't read many by other authors :p)

The book is fast paced and gripping. I have had moments of heart attack and was scared to travel in train at night
Sharmishtha Shenoy
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
What happens when the son of an Aghori falls in love with a sweet innocent school teacher?
You get a scintillating book called Maya’s New Husband.
This book , which is a #1 amazon best seller fascinated and yet repelled me at the same time.
Only thing I can say is that it is unputdownable.
This book was at once shocking and ground breaking. And okay, yes, eww with the ways of the Aghori sadhus. Reminded me of Hannibal the Cannibal. The story would have turned out to be another run of the mill Hannib
Mehwish Mughal
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story was quite linear and simple but kept me on the edge at the same time. I found myself reading through the night and trying very hard to stay awake. I kept on thinking just one more paragraph, just one more page and I eventually finished it. I think it was worth sacrificing my sleep for one night :)

In terms of predictability, I had a fair idea of where the plot was leading but nonetheless it captivated my attention for a fair amount of time.

The characters were fully developed and I was
Akash Rumade
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mesmerizing,… I would say I wasn’t disappointed at all! Maya's New Husband is a great Horror fiction written by Neil D'Silva.
The Day I began reading Maya’s New Husband it left me spell bounded. The pace, plot, characterization is equally balanced. Every writer has his own style and so unique is Neil Sir’s style too. Aghoris scared the hell out of me. MNH is hope for revival of Indian Horror genre. I am eager to read his upcoming books in the same genre!
My first desire on finishing it was to go b
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a self published book by a first time author, this book is really well written. I could easily finish it in 3 days. Overall the plot held sufficient interest for me to want to finish it. For not a single momemnt did I ever feel I may want to stop reading mid way. The concept of Aghoris was been well researched by the author and he does not give any wrong information. This was one thing I liked about the boook. The descriptions in the book are really good and he manages to conjure up vivid im ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Neil D’Silva’s Maya’s New Husband had me at tenterhooks from the first line. I am not a big fan of horror but this book is something else. It is hard to believe that D’Silva is an Indie author and this book is not backed by a publishing house. D’Silva has taken Self publishing to a comepletely different level, he proves all you need is an excellent plotline and great writing skills to produce a good book. Some traditional publisher absolutely must pick this book up and give it a better spotlight ...more
Puja Kshirsagar
Maya’s New Husband is a great book to read for all the horror lovers. But, mind you, this is not mere horror, its gore! So go for it only if you can read gore. It gets dirty and filthy at many points and you may want to throw up sometimes after reading a few incidences. But those who can manage to read the genre can, or I must say surely, should pick up this book. It is intriguing and captivating and you will just want to read on!

Tip: Do not read when having food!

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Charm Flame
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Bold,vividly described,fast paced and very fresh. Neil has done good research on the topic which is quite underexplored.I found it very hard to close my eyes at night because the cliffhanger was nerve-racking!
Enkay Durand
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Maya's New Husband kept me riveted throughout all chapters. As the author wove a horrifically wonderful story, until the end. A must read for any horror fan.
Shreya Sharma
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maya’s New Husband is an Indian horror thriller which hideously revolves around modernized world and hinterland parts of Mumbai, narrating the protagonist Maya Bhargava’s life who is an affable woman in thirties and by profession, a school teacher. Besides performing the quotidian pattern of her life, she is oblivious to the man, who lurks around her like a shadow attempting to draw her attention towards him. This book is a strange yet engaging combination of horror and myth with highly gory bac ...more
Cheshta Arora
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The perfect cover any would like to imagine for this book, especially the 4 lined cross used for every partition which is placed right that readers would connect to while reading. The cover of the novel itself is very horrifying. Without even knowing the genre, you can sense that you are going to experience some ghost encounter in it.Very well written and the author takes the reader to a different world. If you think that you don’t believe in ghosts, then let me warn you all that kindly keep a h
Rahul Vishnoi
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
'The pit Maya dug'

Review of Maya's New Husband
Author- Neil D'Silva
Story- Maya, a window, is gradually falling for a colleague whom everyone considers a weirdo. What all is he capable of?

The good-

1. The plot thickens in the first half of the book and your mind races ahead, trying to guess the 'one'. Neil has added a twist to the twist and so deliciously mocked at the inherent nature (and capability) of guessing. I thought I had this one and voila! He completely rattles you on that aspect.

2. The
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Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
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With six books to his credit, Neil D’Silva is a known name in the Indian literary world. His stories have found universal appeal and acclaim in both the literary world as well as the world of visual media. Most of his books have ranked on the Amazon India Horror #1 position, thus earning the title of bestsellers.

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