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Discussion of "The Devotion of Suspect X"


Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. for food, fun, and book chat! This month's book is "The Devotion of Suspect X" by Keigo Higashino (Japan). See more details about the book, the author, and the group at

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The Devotion of Suspect X
by Keigo Higashino (Japan)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (February 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1250002699
ISBN-13: 978-1250002693

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…

“Higashino won Japan’s Naoki Prize for Best Novel with this stunning thriller about miscarried human devotion, a bestseller in Japan. The author successfully combines unquestionable reasoning with unquenchable pain. In this brutally laconic translation, cold logic battles warm hearts throughout this elegant proof of the wages of sin, in which everyone suffers and no one can ever win.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Winner of Japan’s prestigious Naoki Prize and a bestseller there with more than two million copies sold, this literary psychological thriller is a subtle and shifting murder mystery. It will make readers redefine devotion and trust in an otherwise complete stranger.” –Library Journal (starred review)


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