Book Review - The Krishnapur Kidnappings
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Book Review – “The Krishnapur Kidnappings” by Sitharaam Jayakumar

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After reading the first book by Sitharaam Jayakumar, I was tempted to read his another book too. So, here is my review of “The Krishnapur Kidnappings”.

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

As the name indicates, this is a story of multiple kidnappings of the kids in a city named Krishnapur. The strange and common part in all the abductions was that there was no call for ransom. This makes these cases more puzzling as the Inspector suspects there is some deep and sinister motive behind it. With the exceptional case solving skills, logical reasoning and great observation, Inspector Ranjan Raghav and his team member Mathur solve this case in a phenomenal way.


A 7th-grade student of an International School, Jane Sridhar who was very excited to perform on the stage disappears from the backstage just before her performance. All the teachers, Principal and her single mother were shocked and started searching for her but there was no luck. Soon after this incident, another girl, Beena Naik disappeared while coming back from her friend’s house late in the evening. There was no demand for ransom in both these cases.

While Inspector Ranjan Raghav investigates these cases, he suspects this is not just a simple kidnapping case and some evil and frightening motive lie behind these abductions. While he investigates the case, the news of 2 more kids being abducted perplexed him and his team. All these cases had two similarities – only kids were abducted and there was no demand for money or anything else. The kidnapper was quiet.

What I love about this book is everything. A very thoughtful plot and a strong story line that keeps the reader engaged and entertained. The flow of the story is smooth and intriguing. It is a fiction but very intelligently written. No unnecessary action or drama is there but the required twists and turns are at the right place. This fast-paced mystery thriller book will keep you hooked for sure. Like me, you will also keep guessing the kidnapper at many stages, though I could not guess it right and was surprised to know it the end.


Grab your copy of this awesome book to know what happened next, who was the mastermind behind these crimes, what was the motive, how Inspector Ranjan Raghav and his team solved the case.You can find it on Amazon:

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Sitharaam Jayakumar
January 29, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks for the gret review, Vartika. Glad you liked the book so much.

January 30, 2019 4:33 am

Wow I love the story plot ,would surely check it from Amazon to find the suspense though.Great review!

Ritu Kalra
Ritu Kalra
January 30, 2019 4:50 am

A good suspense story can keep me glued till the I love reading them..this is going to be my next read..

Chandreyi B
January 30, 2019 7:32 am

Book plots that are simple with a twist makes for really great reads. I like your honest review!

January 30, 2019 8:59 am

really thrilled to read the review..surely my next read

January 30, 2019 9:44 pm

I mean , I loved the story plot and thriller books are always so much fun to read…also, the way you have described the whole story line makes it more interesting !

Alpana Deo
January 30, 2019 10:25 pm

Fast paced suspense thriller..that’s something I like a lot. Once my already pending list is over, this one will be the next.

January 31, 2019 5:17 am

A gripping tale of mystery and emotions. The review is very well balanced and insightful.

Prerna Wahi
January 31, 2019 6:09 am

That’s a very well written review and the book seems very interesting. I will pick it up too!

January 31, 2019 6:26 am

Kidnapping the kids, not asking any ransom, rather keeping mum, got me goosebumps. I love reading thriller books and this one sounds like a perfect read.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar
January 31, 2019 4:52 pm

Very interesting plot indeed.

Neha Tambe
February 4, 2019 2:27 pm

Wow! That sounds like an interesting read! I like thrillers so will check this out.

Roma Gupta Sinha
February 4, 2019 3:58 pm

That’s a lovely review Vartika, very earnest and enticing. I have read Jai before and am sure this one would be a great read too.

Mayuri Nidigallu
February 4, 2019 4:38 pm

I have read and reviewed Jai’s book and my thoughts about it match yours, Vartika. I read the book in one go, as I found it unputdownable!

Shilpa Garg
February 5, 2019 5:53 am

This is the second review that I have read of this book. And both have recommended The Krishnapur Kidnappings, will certainly check it out.

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