Thanks, that explained everything. the time-loop mechanic sounds awesome and will definitely make the game very interesting.
BTW, there is a mystery, puzzle heavy, visual novel game series which sound similar to what you're planning to do. The series is called "Zero Escape" by Spike Chansoft (Who also made Danganronpa which is also a great detective visual novel). In the Zero Escape games the player makes choices like most visual novels, which lead to different timelines and results. The main character however is able to recall information from other timelines through multiple playthroughs, which is the main mechanic of the narrative progression. Might be worth taking a look at, you might enjoy it
If you're looking for anyone to consult or test out your ideas, I'd love to help. Thanks again for answering!