Book Review - Eighty hours to save Karen
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Book Review – “Eighty Hours to save Karen” by Sitharaam Jayakumar

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As I have promised to myself to read more and more books and good stuff this year, I started with a friend and a brilliant writer, Jai’s first book which was published in 2018. So, here is the Book Review – Eighty Hours to save Karen by Sitharaam Jayakumar.

 Author: Sitharaam Jayakumar, who blogs at
Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: Suspense Thriller

The story revolves around a little girl, Karen Lakshmi and her grandfather, Mathew Williams. After losing his son and daughter in law in an accident, Karen is all Mathew had. She was the apple of his eye, his whole world, his life. But something unpleasant happened with Karen all of a sudden and she went unconscious. With the fear of losing his doll, the grandfather ran pillar to post to save Karen. This story is so well crafted and gripping till the end that the reader will be tempted to keep turning the pages until it is finished.


Karen, the only grandchild of Air Commodore Mathew Williams fell sick suddenly while playing in the garden. Her lips turned red and the body temperature dropped. The doctors were unable to diagnose the problem. Mathew suspects if she became the victim of a supernatural phenomenon or this was some rare disease. Clueless Mathew decides to unravel the mystery and save his little granddaughter from the jaws of death.

He embarked on a dangerous journey without worrying about his own life, for his life was Karen. All he could see was his grand child lying on the bed unconscious, sick. He traveled from the hills of Shimla to the city of Mumbai to solve this mystery. In this journey, Inspector Vikram and his wife Shivani stood by him as the pillars. To know more about the story, whether Mathew was able to save Karen or not, what was the illness all about, who was behind all this web, you need to read this book.

If you love suspense thrillers, this is a must read book for you. A total entertaining and engaging plot. Strong characters, brilliant narration, refined and polished language, makes this book a perfect pick. I finished it in one sitting as the twists and turns were so exciting that I never felt boredom even for a second. The book retains the mystery till the end and leaves the readers wondering what happened next. Nail biting situations as well as heart warming relations keep you hooked to the book. For the first time author, writing thriller suspense with such brilliance is just outstanding.


This book is available on Amazon and you can grab your copy here:

Hope you like my review. Do give it a read and thank me later.


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Ritu Kalra
Ritu Kalra
January 22, 2019 7:08 pm

I love to see and read suspense & mystery..a good plot keeps me binded till the end..this is definetly going to be my next read

January 23, 2019 5:32 pm

I’m not a book worm so reading or purchasing books is not my cup of coffee, thought I love the way you have narrated the story line.

January 23, 2019 6:02 pm

I too was looking for suspense thriller, would surely give it a try

Nehal Roy
Nehal Roy
January 24, 2019 6:23 am

Loved the role of Karen. Would definitely love to read it out. Thank you for wonderful review of the book.

Priyanka Patwari
January 24, 2019 7:50 am

Eighty Hours to Save Karen is a racy, engaging thriller that keeps the reader hooked and spooked till the last page.

Heena Shah-Dhedhi
January 24, 2019 8:02 am

I love a good read, this one sure is going on my list of must-reads, it sounds intruding and full of twists and turns.

January 24, 2019 8:17 am

This book is on my reading list. Came across it in Book Carnival, heading straight to download the book.

MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

January 24, 2019 8:51 am

Being an avid reader, i love reading mysteries. Reading your review it seems to be an awesome book… Gonna grab my copy asap

Shilpa Garg
January 25, 2019 3:41 pm

I ♥ thrillers and mysteries and Sitharaam’s book is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing, will check it out!

January 25, 2019 5:50 pm

A mystery book is something I would love to read…And this seems like an interesting one as well! Thanks for sharing it…shall buy this soon !

Preeti Chauhan
January 25, 2019 6:33 pm

My curiosity is quite suitably raised after reading this teaser of a summary of “Eighty hours to save Karen “. I am going to get this thriller now .

Neha Tambe
January 25, 2019 6:39 pm

I think this book has all the right elements. This sounds like a great weekend read, will check it out.

Prerna Wahi
January 25, 2019 7:56 pm

The book looks gripping and I’m intrigued for sure. Vartika you write fantastic book reviews and should continue to do so! How about trying movie reviews too?

Aritra Chakrabarty
January 25, 2019 8:38 pm

Wow, seems to be great plot. Will definitely read this one. Vartika you must read my book too..n let me know if u like it ?

Alpana Deo
January 25, 2019 10:33 pm

I love suspense thriller. Reading your review has definitely made me even more curious. Once I finish my pending reads, this one will be next in the list.

January 26, 2019 3:13 am

Wow, the narration looks intriguing, further suspense thrillers are my favourite genre and I would surely love to give it a try.

January 26, 2019 5:50 am

I have read and reviewed the book too. It was very gripping indeed. The author did a great job in keeping us hooked

zainab mabood
zainab mabood
January 26, 2019 8:30 am

As a matter of fact, I do love suspense. I think the plot is quite interesting.

January 26, 2019 12:10 pm

I am a big fan of suspense thrillers. Thanks for bringing one for me. I will let you know my reaction once i go through the book

Charu Chittwal
January 26, 2019 3:17 pm

Honestly saying the book title is more than enough to get my attention, and after reading the review, I am definitely ordering a copy for myself, thank you for this amazing review ??

January 26, 2019 7:24 pm

its my kind of book. i like mystery. putting this on my tbr list

Shalini R
January 26, 2019 8:26 pm

What an incredible plot! Your review has convinced me to pick up the book

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