Most pregnant mothers talk to their unborn. But what if the unborn starts to respond? This is the premise Nidhi Upadhyay’s I Hear You is based on.
Mahika is hopeful bringing new life into this world will also infuse life into her dead marriage. However, she has had no luck so far — all her pregnancies meet the same fate, for no baby can please her genius geneticist husband, Shivam. Rudra, the world’s first genetically altered fetus, is Shivam’s ultimate creation and Mahika’s last hope.
As soon as six-week-expectant Mahika walks into her fertility clinic, she comes across an anonymous note disclosing the ugly truth behind her pregnancy. Before she can come to terms with the fact that her husband’s crazy quest for perfection has intruded upon her womb as well, she finds herself locked in her own house. And that is when she learns the extraordinary powers of her unborn son. As weeks pass by, Rudra calibrates and re-calibrates his powers with one aim — to set his mother, Mahika, free.
However, Rudra would need more than his superhuman powers to ensure his mother’s freedom. He would need to betray his creator, his father. And, for that, he must act before it’s too late. I Hear You by Nidhi Upadhyay is a riveting science-fiction novel that is bound to keep you guessing to the very end.
Genre: Science Fiction
Published: April 2023
Number of Pages: 288
Author: Nidhi Upadhyay
Publisher: Penguin eBury Press