I think LK is kinda overhyped kinda not... it's a niche type of storyline so it makes sense it doesn't have mass appeal. It's popular I guess within its genre but it's not thaaaaaaat popular to mass readers. For instance it did well enough before NY were announced as leads that it was already re-printed 8 times. Compared to BPSW that one before it was made was reprinted 25 times lol But that one has more romance so it's not comparing similar stories where one did better than the other but just to show that it was VERY popular compared to LK which is respectable it got reprints at least most don't so it did well. Most novel readers love that romance aspect so you can see why this one isn't as popular because the reviews on the ebook sites LK only has around 50ish reviews while if you look up a random romance best seller and it's around 200 and up reviews lol LK is at least a decent storyline better than the one they were gonna do with Nadech and Taew lol so they have a better starting point coz that book didn't even have good reviews lool how good the lakorn ends up being is up to the producers abilities to make it more appleaing to the mass lakorn audience. If you want jin scenes and love scnes ... NO this one is NOT the one lol There is 1 or 2 accidental sniff kiss where her cheek bumped his nose. One stolen cheek kiss and a scene where she shaves him that's literally it lol They barely have scenes when they're alone most scenes have many characters. What's annoying about the writer is he doesn't develope parts well that shows the leads falling for eachother. They mostly just argue and act jealous later out of nowhere lol Like I said he doesn't even fully write out their engagement scene where you can imagine how they feel about their big day or just any scene of it which is weird... there's nothing lol Plus them getting engaged doesn't really change much anyway coz after that scene the direction switches to the conclusion lol So for me, someone who has read Thai romance style novel, there's no pay off here for that and the investigation part it's whatever it's not that exciting, just ok. There were only 2 scenes that were good for me that was related to this investigation part. Luang In's part that was indirectly related to the investigation where he has to catch a criminal which ties him to Pudsorn's investigation is actually a little more exciting thant the main investigation coz well it brought them together and created a peak moment for them. I think the writer is good with showing the leads' personalities well and they are good characters for NY to portray but he did not develop or focus much on a romance... While the main investigation it seems a little slow and bland.... coz how they find clues... it's just through word of mouth and they just follow up with it or make assumptions, there's no big action or crazy revelation lol The novel also focuses on some of their side characters too. But some of them are actually interesting so I don't mind them I'm looking forward to who will play some of the ones I like. The key word for act art for their script is, MORE. They need to dial everything up for sure coz the foundations are good just not as amazing as you would want. I like period lakorns so I don't mind the low romance but this one especially has extra low jin and just lead scenes so I hope they make it better. Plus the main selling point is the lead heroine coz her character is ahead of her times which I think is an interesting angle you don't see this often for Thai period lakorns.