This unusual dark mystery is engrossing and atmospheric and it avoids easy answers and cheap thrills. A temporarily disabled police detective is asked by a relative of his dead wife to find a woman who has vanished. The search itself is fascinating, as is the detective and the people he meets in the course of his search. Amazon recommended the book to me based on my appreciation of Natsuo Kirino's novels. This book isn't quite as hard and pitiliess as her work, but it has some indelible moments and is worth a read for fans of Kirino and unconventional mysteries.
The translation is graceful and unobtrusive.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Orion; 1 edition (1 May 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752815555
- ISBN-13: 978-0752815558
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 20 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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