Daily Archives: 07/06/2019

Book Review: The Prisoner of Yakutsk




The Subhash Chandra Bose Mystery
Final Chapter
Shreyas Bhave

Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9352011422
ISBN-13: 978-9352011421


History and fiction join hands to serve a palatable dish called ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’.

Set in two different timelines set apart by around seven decades, and with seemingly unconnected people out on a hunt to unravel some mysteries, ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’ has at its core the disappearance of a prominent figure from history, a man whom the Nation called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. One of the most controversial disappearances, of all times, this one has made it to the headlines time and again without a satisfactory explanation. However in The Prisoner of Yakutsk, Author Shreyas Bhave attempts to find closure to the mystery, with the help of facts interspersed with fiction.

Intriguing plot combined with a riveting narrative ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’ will make you sit up in your seat and not let you put it down till you read the last word. Well knitted and showcased, this one has all the elements of a good thriller, enough to keep you on the edge. The twists and the turns are nail- biting, and the climax will leave you stunned. The only thing I felt could have been better was the characterization part. While the characters of Jay and Tanya the protagonists, are perfectly etched, the ones of the sub characters like Mr. and Mrs. Singh, Harman and Dinesh felt wanting. However Akhtar’s (one among the five who set off on a special undercover operation) characterization is done perfectly. One can actually live it out while reading the book. Would have loved to get a better insight into the characters of the other four.



A gripping historical fiction that has the ability to take its reader along, and leave them fully satisfied ‘The Prisoner of Yakutsk’ will show you how history can be made interesting if only we put our heart into it and allow our creative juices to doodle in it. Looking forward to more such interesting reads from the author.


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