Blue Light Yokohama - Inspector Iwata (Hardback)
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Blue Light Yokohama - Inspector Iwata (Hardback)

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'An outstanding debut' The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express Inspired by a real-life murder Blue Light Yokohama is set among Tokyo's glitteringly busy streets, where a family of four were killed in their own home. The first detective died trying to solve it. Now it is up to Inspector Iwata to unravel the truth . . . Recently transferred to Tokyo's homicide department, Inspector Kosuke Iwata is assigned a new partner and a secondhand case - a family of four murdered in their own home by a killer who painted a hideous black sun on the bedroom ceiling before leaving in broad daylight. The original investigator was said to have killed himself by leaping from the city's famous rainbow bridge. Iwata and his partner Sakai must track a murderer he's sure is only just getting started. Impeded by corrupt fellow officers and haunted by a past he can't escape, Iwata knows time is running out. Before he's taken off the case, or, far worse, the killer strikes again. Because Iwata doesn't know exactly what the symbol means, but he knows what the killer is trying to say: I am here. I am not finished. 'A twisty thriller that pulls us into the heart of the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo' Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans 'Taut and atmospheric with twists galore' Woman & Home 'Strong . . . promises to be an excellent series' Guardian

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718184049
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 714 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 39 mm


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'An outstanding debut' The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express Based on a real-life murder Blue Light Yokohama is set among Tokyo's glitteringly busy streets, where a family of four were killed in their own home. The first detective died trying to solve it. Now it is up to Inspector Iwata to unravel the truth . . . * from the Publisher's description *
Taut and atmospheric with twists galore * Woman & Home *
An outstanding debut -- The most awaited books of 2017 * Sunday Express *
A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo -- Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller * Black-Eyed Susans *
Poetic, chilling and mesmerizing storytelling -- Ragnar Jonasson, internationally bestselling author of * Snowblind *
This beautifully written debut takes readers on a captivating and atmospheric journey around Tokyo with plenty of twists to keep them gripped until the epic conclusion * Daily Express *
With its Japanese setting and characters, Blue Light Yokohama offers up a bold and refreshingly different take on the serial killer tale * Simon Beckett *
Obregon is a bright, sophisticated new voice in crime fiction: his writing sings at you, reverberates, makes you consider more than just the urgent clamour of his novel's well-hewn murder plot. In Inspector Iwata, he has created a quiet, troubled hero whom readers will be sure to follow from one disturbing, atmospheric story to the next -- Benjamin Wood, author of * The Ecliptic *
Obregon's full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it's consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here's hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series * Kirkus Review *
Refreshing. Engaging. * Daily Mail *
Obregon balances the key components of modern detective fiction seamlessly... Blue Light Yokohama is nicely done for a first book; it's nicely done, period * Bookpage *
With a labyrinthine plot and a likable protagonist, Blue Light Yokohama is a strong beginning to what promises to be an excellent series * The Guardian *

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“Tokyo-based thriller – engaging stuff with plenty of action”



I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This novel takes place in Japan and is about a serial killer with ritualistic overtones. Inspector Kotsuke Iwata leads an investigation into the... More

Hardback edition
10th January 2017
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TripFiction

“Black and macabre thriller set in TOKYO”

A Korean family of four is brutally murdered in a Tokyo flat. The heart of the father is cut out, and a black sun is painted on the bedroom ceiling. Police Inspector Hideo Akashi investigates, but ends up committing... More

Paperback edition
20th June 2017
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“Impressed...”

I was incredibly impressed with Blue Light Yokohama based on the real life, and still unsolved, slaying of a family in Japan, and the suicide of its lead investigator. Obregon has beautifully manipulated and used the... More

Paperback edition
14th June 2017
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