The Dreadful Night is an absorbing narration of what happened on 1 June 2001 in the royal palace of Nepal and its cause and consequences. There is no doubt that the book is a fair representation of divergent views different sections have on the gruesome incident. The only undisputed fact of the night was the death of ten royalties including the revered Nepalese sovereign. The rest is a mystery. Somebody had to, at least try to, probe into it so that the tragedy could be seen in its proper perspective.