Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.
A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.
It’s the perfect wedding venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends.
But a night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare. For lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart.
And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw. Narrated by Suehyla El-Altar. Run time is 3 hours for the audiobook. Published by MacMillian Audio 2021.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Netgalley!
Wow! This is a fun one! 🙂 I had a glorious time reading this book. I had SUCH a great time, I even checked out the audiobook to see what it was like, too. Guess what? Just as much fun!
So, the story… We will start here. LOVED it. But I had been left wanting more! It felt so short. Sometimes it left the story – while great- felt a little rushed. I would have loved to have seen this stretched out a little bit more. For example, some of the characters would run off, separate from the group, only to show back up almost immediately. It just felt too quick. That was really the only problem and it really wasn’t even necessarily a problem. I was just so entertained and didn’t want to see it end so soon.
Speaking of ends…. The ending for this one was a real whisker twister that I did not see coming! The surprises were super enjoyable and had a real unique feel to it. I was left feeling WTF?? 😮
I have had this author on my radar for a while, and I’m glad to have finally read something from her. Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a thoroughly haunting ghost story, with an atmospheric setting. You can’t help but feel entertained. It will definitely make you think twice about going to search for ghosts in remote abandoned houses!