On a professional trip, Meera Mohan finds herself stuck in the quaint little village of Kanakapuram amidst unprecedented floods in the state of Kerala. She is fascinated by the story of a haunted house, its serpent grove, and cherishes her new friendships.
Bhuvanamma, a gentle old widow who is also an excellent cook, Hussain, the caretaker at the company guest house, Unni and Rani, a young couple torn between their respective ambitions, Leena, an ethnobotanist and Hari, an architect—form the motley gang at Kanakapuram.
She rekindles her love for her native culture through them, until…
…mysterious deaths occur at the house, and Meera gets unwittingly involved. Before she can extricate herself from the investigations, her friend and colleague, Cara, is found dead in the United States.
Who can Meera trust? Is the house really haunted? Who are the serpents?
Sudeepa Nair lives with her husband and daughter in Singapore.
Dreaming of tropical locales and verdant surroundings, Sudeepa loves to romanticize the metropolitan cities that she has lived in while idolizing her native state of Kerala.
She often finds herself tempering her innate whimsical reveries with her acquired sense of business, blending these two in her favourite genres of contemporary mysteries and science fiction.
When she is not writing you would find her daydreaming by a lake in the park, fuming over a failed experiment in the kitchen, puzzling about her hubby’s philosophical musings or awestruck by her daughter’s artwork.
She has previously authored a novel and over a dozen short stories.