Book Review: “I Hear You”

In the riveting psychological thriller, “I Hear You,” author Nidhi Upadhyay explores the complex interplay between science, morality, and the human psyche. The story revolves around Mahika, a woman desperate to breathe life into her deteriorating marriage through the hope of impending motherhood.

The narrative takes an unexpected turn when Mahika discovers that her husband, Shivam, a genius geneticist, has manipulated the genetic makeup of their unborn child, Rudra. Rudra, the world’s first genetically altered fetus, becomes Mahika’s last hope for a perfect family. However, the revelation of a dark secret shatters Mahika’s dreams and confines her to the very place she once called home.

What follows is a tale of extraordinary abilities and a quest for freedom. Rudra, with his exceptional powers, becomes the key to Mahika’s liberation from her captivity. As the story unfolds, the intricate relationships between creator and creation, father and son, are put to the ultimate test.

Upadhyay skillfully weaves a gripping narrative that delves into the moral complexities of scientific experimentation and the consequences of playing with the fundamental aspects of life. The tension builds steadily as Rudra navigates his own existence, torn between loyalty to his creator and the innate desire to secure his mother’s freedom.

“I Hear You” is a well-crafted exploration of human relationships, morality, and the lengths one can go for the pursuit of perfection. Upadhyay’s writing is both evocative and thought-provoking, offering readers a rollercoaster of emotions and moral dilemmas. The book stands out as a unique and compelling addition to the psychological thriller genre, leaving readers eagerly anticipating Nidhi Upadhyay’s future works.

By Jasmeet Walia