Sometimes suicide is just a facade.
When a disgraced former pop star plummets to her death from her Osaka apartment, all signs paint a picture of a troubled young woman who took her own life. But once her parents hire Kyoko Nakamura to learn the truth, the private detective discovers not everything is as it seems.
Kyoko's investigation will lead her into a world of drugs and prostitution, face to face with dangerous criminals, and through the seedy underbelly of Japan's music industry. With all odds against her, can Kyoko redeem herself for a past failure by finding justice for a fallen idol?
From Percival Constantine comes a thrilling new mystery series, set in one of the world's most intriguing locales!
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New Modern Noir Unique Locale
Yes, this is well written. There are areas in need of polish and development for sure. The investigation has some holes in it, for example. Overall though it has interesting plot, fairly developed characters and as mentioned, a unique locale. Modern Day Japan. I would have liked a bit more story regarding Japan but overall a satisfying debut to what may be an interesting series!
For the most part it did. Again, the investigation at times, was helped along by some jumps in logic.
There are several, but I was actually caught up in the story by the opening scene. I can't be more specific since I won't leave Spoilers for other readers / listeners
This is a Noir Crime novel set in Japan. It was entertaining.
Thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work!
A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.
- in1ear (John Row)
A fun modern mystery