Author: Vikrant Khanna
Can true love bring someone back from the dead?Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .
This is the second book of Vikrant Khanna that I read, the first one was Love Lasts Forever, only if you don’t marry your love. The author continues to live up to delivering unique stories. In terms of narration, I found a lot of improvement in language, general readability and narration.
Although the story line is quite simple, as seen in the blurb, the author manages to handle it quite well. The story changes from present to past tense quite simply, in fact, it was this change that made it all the more exciting. Also, the way the author handled the ending is quite commendable.
The only issue I had with the story was that the dialogue delivery between Harry, Yama and Chitragupta felt a bit forced. Especially as the way Harry spoke changed drastically when in their presence, and the way they adapted the lingo made it look a bit too much.
But, this in no way undermines the rest of the book. The pace of the book is perfect and the characters, not just the main characters but even the side ones, are lifelike.
So if you are looking for a short, unique and a feel good book, be sure to pick this one!
I rate this book 4 out of 4.