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Japan seems to mostly serve as an exotic backdrop for this crime story that is one cliche after another. All the detective cliches AND all the cliches about Japan, that is.
It's almost like the writer had a list and was checking boxes while writing.
The characters often behave very unjapanese, which should be clear to anybody who has had more than superficial contact with them.
The story, and especially the side stories/flashbacks become tedious after a while.
And I have to admit I didn't make the end of the book.
If you want a standard crime novel with an exotic backdrop and nothing else, you might like this. If you're looking for something more I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.