Book Name – In Loving Memory
Author – Daniel Paul Singh
Dhruv is the popular dashing guy in Nisha’s office. His impulsive antics irks her, but also attracts her. From the day Dhruv enters her life, she starts getting anonymous threatening late-night calls and scary nightmares that seem too real. Who is this Dhruv? What’s his connection with the strange happenings in her life? Can she trust him?
Nivas is a guy you wouldn’t notice in a crowd. Rimi is a chatterbox and the polar opposite. Naturally, Nivas is drawn towards her and gains the courage to propose to her, desiring more of her. Things turn ugly from then on between the two.
As the stories of the two couples converge at an unexpected turn of events – Kevin, the best detective in town, ends up with a peculiar case. Everything about the case is confusing, contradictory, and downright clumsy! A cat-and-mouse game ensues with everyone’s life at stake.
Every story has one ending, will this one too?
In Loving Memory by Daniel Paul Singh is a romantic love story of Nisha and Dhruv that evolves into a crime thriller. A sweet tale of childhood love, a matured adult love story, an obsessive lover, and a serious of deadly murders – In Loving Memory presents you with unexpected twists in plots throughout your read.
The story begins with Nisha falling in love with her crush, Dhruv. While at the same time, Rimi is falling for Srinivas. As you read along, you learn that these two love stories are interconnected. The murder towards the end of this story changes the plot altogether. How are the two love stories connected? What is the reason for the murder?
Now, let us look into the review.
The cover of this book shows a girl walking on a secluded road in the middle of the night. The cover does give crime thriller vibes. It did a pretty decent job.
The story seems fresh at first but I found it too monotonous and predictable towards the end. There is a sudden shift of focus from the main protagonists, Nisha and Dhruv to Kevin, the detective who is investigating the murder case. This shift made me kind of uncomfortable. However, I loved the manner in which the author has introduced astral projection in this story. The narration is done quite well. The character sketching seems great. The language is simple and lucid. Overall, this story seems to be a pretty good, one-time read. This book reminds me of the Netflix series, Beneath Her Eyes.
I would like to do a mention of a few things that stole my heart –
- Rimi and Srinivas’ love story
- Nisha’s determination to get married to the love of her life, Dhruv.
- The reveal of the murder mystery.
Cover – 3/5
Characters – 3/5
Story – 3/5
My overall ratings for In Loving Memory by Daniel Paul Singh are 3/5 stars.