Author: Keigo Higashino
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
Kunihiko Hidaka, a bestselling author gets murdered in his office few hours after his best friend from school Osamu Nonoguchi visits him. His wife Rie and Nonoguchi are the ones to discover his body. When the police visits to investigate the murder Nonoguchi seems to be friends with one of the officers named Kyochiro Kaga. Kaga doubts Nonoguchi’s behavior and eventually finds evidence to arrest Nonoguchi. Though Nonoguchi accepts his crime but is not ready to tell the motive. Did Nonoguchi really killed Hidaka? Why is he hiding his motive? Can you believe everything Nonoguchi says? Grab the book to find out. It is a brilliantly written twisted tale of murder. You will find out who the criminal is at the first few pages but why he committed the crime encompasses the main story. It is a complete page turner filled with awesome twists. Halfway through the story you may think you know what happened but I can assure you that you don’t. It may seem monotonous sometimes but don’t give up, just wait till the end. The motive for the murder is going to make you feel disgusted and question the values which children now-a-days grow up with. As childhood shapes your personality, parents should build up their children with care and teach them to love and respect every other human being. I love the way Keigo Higashiono weaves his stories, giving away the actual murderer in the fast few pages but later building up the suspense surrounding intentions, motives and cover-ups. I highly recommend this book to lovers of murder mysteries out there. You are in for a treat.
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