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The Devotion Of Suspect X (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 02/02/2012
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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 himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense, and it will take a genius to understand the genius behind this particular crime...

One of the biggest-selling Japanese thrillers ever, and the inspiration for a cult film, The Devotion of Suspect X is now being discovered across the world. Its blend of a page-turning story, evocative Tokyo setting and utterly surprising ending make it a must-read for anyone interested in international fiction.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349123745
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 162 x 218 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Intricate and beguiling...if you like riddles inside enigmas, it will please you no end * Guardian *
The plot is taut and intriguing...this psychological driver sets it apart from more run-of-the-mill crime thrillers...Agatha Christie would be mightily impressed * Financial Times *
A very clever novel that explores the consequences of a murder from the perspectives of the murderer, the police investigators, and the man who engages in a battle of wits with the police...a page-turning thriller * Irish Times *
It's the details that hold the key to this enjoyable read * We Love This Book *
Two million copies sold in Japan and it's easy to see why * Independent Summer Reads *

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“Brilliant!”

The Devotion of Suspect X is not your usual crime story: you won't spend the whole book wondering who did it, how and why, as all this is told at very beginning... However what happens afterwards is a mystery and... More

Paperback edition
18th March 2012
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“Tokyo Suburban Crime at it's finest”

The Devotion of Suspect X has been largely compared to that of Stieg Larsson and his significant crime writing style.

The Devotion of Suspect X takes place in a small suburban area of Tokyo, where mother Yasuko... More

Paperback edition
26th February 2016
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“Cleverly plotted mystery.”

When I say 'mystery' I don't mean the story, that's laid bare from the start, what I mean is the how and why Suspect X does what he/she does! And what he/she does to achieve his/her ultimate goal... More

Paperback edition
7th December 2015
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