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The Devotion of Suspect X

By Keigo Higashino | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one day, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that day, he finds... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
07 Jul 2011
Author(s)
Keigo Higashino
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN-13
9781408703250
Dimensions
154mm x 231mm x 29mm
Pages
384
Format
Paperback
Release Date
07 Jul 2011
Author(s)
Keigo Higashino
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN-13
9781408703250
Dimensions
154mm x 231mm x 29mm
Pages
384

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Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

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Reviews

If you’re looking for something a little different, specifically a thriller NOT set in Scandinavia, then this Japanese best seller is worth a try. When Yasuko’s violent ex turns up at her apartment, she and her daughter end up killing him in a fight for their lives. Desperate, they accept the help of Yasuko’s next door neighbour, Mr Isihgami, a quiet, brilliant maths teacher who is in love with Yasuko. He makes the body disappear and it appears everyone has got away with murder. But as the police investigate and the story unfolds, nothing is as it seems and this is one of the few murder mysteries where the ending comes out of left field. The translation can be a little clunky but if you love your police procedurals, you’ll love The Devotion of Suspect X.

Review comments:


Hm, might give this one a go. It's always interesting to read bestsellers from rather different countries.
16 Aug 2011 18:21:47 | Georgina Murphy

Yes - I agree with the comment about the translation. And yes - this is an awesome book. Japanese thrillers have a history of delivering the goods, and this one doesn't let the genre down.
16 Aug 2011 18:40:36 | Tim Saunders

Ooh sounds intriguing. Looking forward to reading this one.
16 Aug 2011 22:33:31 | Stacie Buswell

This likes like a gripping read - might have to be my next book purchase I think!
17 Aug 2011 08:33:50 | Lexi Cheyne

Intriguing! I must read more.
17 Aug 2011 12:28:59 | Maureen Brownlee

like the idea that the book is a little different from usual thriller. Have not read very much Japanese literature so would love to give this book a try.
17 Aug 2011 15:24:47 | Carmen Cunningham

Not ususally something I would read but Kerre has certainly quirked my curiousity!!! Wouldn't mind giving this in a try!
17 Aug 2011 15:52:18 | Leanne Taylor

This sounds like it will be worth a try, even if the translation is a little challenging. Will definitely be reading this one, love stories with a surprise at the end.
17 Aug 2011 22:07:41 | Fran Broad

I initially thought the cover picture was Michael Jackson.
21 Sep 2011 21:06:15 | Tamzen Rillstone

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