The Mine


Blurb: At a secret mining facility somewhere in the deserts of Rajasthan, an ancient place of worship, with disturbing carvings on its dome, is discovered buried deep inside the earth. Soon the miners find themselves in the grip of terrifying waking nightmares. One tries to mutilate himself. Worse follows.

Five experts are called in to investigate these strange occurrences. Sucked into a nightmare deep underground, they embark on a perilous journey; a journey that will change them forever, bringing them face-to-face with the most shattering truth of them all…

The greatest evil lies deep inside.





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CNN IBN [Link]

” Arnab Ray’s ‘The Mine’ is a diabolically smart thriller”…”As psychological thrillers and mind game fictions go, Ray’s book ranks at the top”… “thrilling read”

Telegraph [Link]

Darkness, fear, death and gore, The Mine has all the elements of a jolly horror jaunt. And the twist in the end is worth the read.

Bengal Post

After ages the booklovers of the country have been gifted with an out and out horror tale which is sincerely a rare occurrence in the genre of Indian writing in English… A must for people who love to stay gripped from the first to the finish of a book.

The Daily Pioneer [Link]

A dark, disturbing tale of horror… it’s bleak and it’s unputdownable..

DNA  (Warning: This review has spoilers)

Where the book scores is in the clever twists and turns the story takes and the way disjointed pieces come together. The end especially is a tour de force of masterful plotting.

The Sunday Guardian [Link]

Engrossing, eerie thriller that delivers.

Sakaal Times [Link]

The Mine’s strength lies in its details. Ray has made sure that the story proceeds with doses of gory details as the garnishing. Each time something comes up as an incident in the manifolds of twists, you are left aghast and gasping for breath.

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3 thoughts on “The Mine

  1. THE MINE: I transferred so many admirations for the book (Twitter), yet no acknowledgement from the writer dissappointed me. Still, the suspense not suspending state througout the book read gave me goose-bumps and ran butterflies in my stomach [edited] Oh God, so many why’s as if I am witnessing the story not through my read but through my eyes, performing right in front of me. MY, THE MINE, THE BEST!

  2. i just finished reading the mine.. it truly gripped me and i could not keep the book away till i read the end.. too many twists and turns till the last page of the book.. it was a different experience

  3. Amit Kumar Susurla October 19, 2016 — 12:17 am

    My comment on Amazon with a Plug for Sultan of Delhi : Accession (it was not as much of a plug but I read Sultan first)

    This is my second book from the Author (after his recent book Sultan of Delhi : Accession) . So here is the thing this is the 2nd book as I understand from him , compared to Sultan of Delhi : Accession which is his 4th so I was intrigued to read this book on his latest offering.

    About the book : Well it is nice intriguing book but it is too technical , too much to visualize for the reader. The story is very busy and the twists while they are interesting the reader is lost in some of the technicalities . I think some of the visualization left me feeling some of the gory situations (think : Walking Dead) . Given the story is very busy the flair in terms of matching the loose ends seems ….well unfinished.

    Having been an avid reader of the author’s blog some nice touches do show up and give’s insight into the author’s mind like ” Government,authority,wars,religion -all ways has devised to maintain control, so that he may feel like what he calls God, the projection of humanity’s ideal Power.” but these are far and few between.

    Having read his latest offering Sultan of Delhi : Accession , I find he has grown as a writer and moved with dramatization more relate able. Do read his latest offering. I do plan read Yatrik too just to see how it comes across….till such time…

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