Until Love Sets Us Apart is the second book by Aditya Nighhot. Aditya is currently pursuing MBBS in Pune. He has authored ‘U and Me..Its Complicated!!’. Until Love Sets Us Apart has won ‘The Best Romance Book of the Year’ award.
The story revolves around a group of youngsters who meet in their first year of medical college. This group grows into a close-knit circle of friends. Rohit and Aisha’s relationship blossoms into love. They make a perfect couple. Their families give them the green signal to go ahead and tie the nuptial knot. When everything was rosy, the black eye cast its eye on their beautiful world and crumbled it to bits.
Rohit was arrested for the gruesome murder of three people. What went wrong? How did he become a murderer from a lover? How did things change in the blink of an eye? That’s the story for the readers to read.
Writing Style and Characterisation
The book is well written considering that Aditya is a new author and a student too. For an author as young as him, this book has good level of depth and understanding of emotions.
The story is beautifully spun around taking its cues from real-life incidents. The relationships are beautifully formed and has the required amount of emotions and warmth. Beautiful poetic lines are included as the story progresses.
The characters are real and have flaws too. The best part is the author hasn’t gone over the top to highlight his protagonists. They are as real as one can get.
The book opens to a crime committed by the protagonist. The initial build-up of suspense is great and has you hooked to the book. Though predictable, the book is interesting because of the way the story progresses.
The good part of the book takes a slight dip as too many pages are devoted to building the relationships among the characters. As a reader you anticipate the reason of the crime but are entangled in a web of relationship talk. The going becomes too predictable and one can skim through the pages.
The climax could have been elaborated further. Details about the psyche of the murderer and the conditions to which he had been subjected to in the jail could have been mentioned. The author mentioned his take on the entire episode which was a good thing.
All in all, it is a good read that touches upon a heinous crime prevalent in our society and the legal laws concerning it. To know how a beautiful world is crashed in a blink of an eye because of someone’s ill-intentions, please pick up this book.