Review of THE COST OF LOVE by Saurabh Singh

Title : The Cost of Love

Author : Saurabh Singh

No. Of pages : 234

Price : Rs. 150 /-

Publishers : Invincible Publishers

Blurb :

About the book “The Cost of Love” is a fictional read inspired by the Nirbhaya case. It raises a genuine concern on the pre-existing Juvenile act in our country, which has now, fortunately, been amended. Aaryan, a software engineer working at an IT firm in Delhi, is sentenced to death. He is found guilty of brutally murdering Himanshu and raping a 28-year-old girl. Aaryan is only left with five days and during his last days, he decides to pen down his story. Aarushi, orphaned at the age of five, has only one dream i.e. to become an IAS officer. She is bold, beautiful and determined not to fall in love, until her dream comes true. Aaryan does every possible way to impress Aarushi and promises her that unless she expresses her feelings, he won’t say, “I Love You.” Everything was going smooth, until that unfortunate night when Aarushi decides to express her love to Aaryan. That night, Aarushi was brutally raped. Was he Aaryan? Why did he do this to the girl whom he loved madly? Discover the purest love story and walk through the journey of Aaryan and Aarushi. About the author Saurabh Singh is a Technical Marketing engineer by profession at a product company based in Hyderabad. He hails from the steel city of Jharkhand, Bokaro Steel City. He is also the author of “College 2 Company…journey of an engineer.” ‘The Cost of Love’ is his second fiction novel inspired by Nirbhaya case.

About the book :

The Cost of Love – one of the rarest books which gives an insight of the present condition of the society and the misusing powers of politicians.

The book starts with a note that it’s inspired by the Nirbhaya incident which shook the whole nation. Aaryan Rathod, the protagonist was sentenced to hang until death as he was convicted for the rape of a young woman and the murder of an MLA’s son. Then the story travels back in time to unveil the reason behind Aaryan’s conviction. 

Aaryan, a software engineer whose only dream is to become an Indian Airforce office. He then falls in love with Aarushi, an orphan, who is passionately working to fulfil her ambition of becoming an IAS officer. As time flies, Aarushi too fall in love with Aaryan with the help of their friends Swati and Nikhil. But the story takes a turn when Aarushi finds out that the warden of her hostel has an illegal contact with the warden and sends off the girls as a prey to Himanshu Joshi’s ( son of MLA) lust. She then files a complaint against Himanshu and her warden with proper evidence when Aaryan was left to Mysore for his exams. When he returns back after getting appointed in the Indian army force, destiny invites him to AIIMS hospital where Aarushi was admitted after being brutally raped and injured. Later the video recorded by Aarushi reveals that it was Himanshu behind all this incident. Without thinking for a second time, Aaryan murders Himanshu. Later, the book unveils the answers for the questions

1. Why Aaryan accepted the guilt on his ownself ?

2. What happened to Aarushi then ?

3. Is justice served ?

Get your hands on this wondrous book to find out where the humanity in this society has disappeared. Is justice is not applicable for rich or power hands??

Review :

The cost of love – The book explains every incidents with much deeper explanation. The author has very well differentiated between the present and the past days with his writing skills and the font type. This book is a combination of mixed feelings of love, friendship, political power, unity, misusing the rights and etc. I loved the throughout journey through the book and I didn’t find it boring anywhere. Every chapter is a page turner with its own twists. At some pages, I was unable to hold back my tears as the combination of the words implied by the author is more enough to still out our emotions. The last few pages were astounding and enthralling. Every character were characterised well which helps the readers to travel along with them even after the story ends. The author recieves an applause for choosing such a bold plot and has also succeeded in leaving an impact in every readers heart. The title and the cover goes well with the book. Also the blurb gives a deep insight on what’s hidden in the book. This book leaves us with a question of why we are sitting lamely in this world filled with aggressions.

Verdict : Must read book with a strong message.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4 / 5

Plot : 5 / 5

Editing and presentation : 4.5 / 5

Overall ratings : 4.5 / 5

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