The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

eBook - 2011
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Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.
Publisher: [S.l.] : St. Martin's Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781429992312
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Apr 23, 2019

Interesting, unusual crime solving.

Mar 12, 2019

Clever. Clever. Clever. Great read. Very unusual whodunit. This is the second book I have read from this author and it did not disappoint. Unfortunately not many of his books have been translated.

Oct 23, 2017

This was a OK book. watch out! it has a surprising ending

Oct 17, 2017

Absolutely loved it. Any mystery novel has usually Who/Why/Where/When/How questions to be answered. In Keigo Higashino's novel, we usually know all the answers to "W" questions. We know who / why / where /when. We just don't know How and usually it seems impossible but we just can't see it. The beauty of the book is its simplicity. Very few characters not too intricate plot line and will definitely keep you engaged till the end. I so wish I had read this book earlier. Hopefully there are more of Higashino's Japanese books translated to English.

Jun 28, 2016

An absolutely superb tale, I wish I could read it in the original Japanese. Occurring in modern times but definitely with a very ancient flavor. Best read at one sitting.

Sep 29, 2015

Very well done.

Apr 12, 2015

Pick a day when you have plenty of free time as you will not want to put this mystery down. You may find yourself rooting for the "guilty" party, but the ending will shock you.

ChristchurchLib Aug 12, 2013

"Ishigami is a lonely Japanese maths teacher infatuated with his next-door neighbour Yasuko, a lovely woman who has killed her deadbeat ex-husband to protect her daughter. Not only does Ishigami help her dispose of the body, he also devises a clever cover story for her when the police begin to investigate. But problems build as the involvement of an old colleague threatens to destabilise both Ishigami's ability to counter every police move and his plans for himself and Yasuko, who begins to break down - and pull away. A bestseller and prize-winner in Japan, this is Keigo Higashino's first novel to be translated into English; the second is Salvation of a Saint." Thrillers and Suspense August 2013 newsletter

mrsgail5756 Jun 21, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

akarenina Mar 15, 2013

Areal labyrinthian plot . . .almost Holmesian with an astounding ending. This is what I thought at first; then, did it have to be such a puzzle? Good atmosphere of Tokyo compared to the first one I read.

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gardengeek Mar 27, 2011

A wonderfully twisted plot that is totally Japanese oriented. Even murder is politely executed and elegantly solved.


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