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Publisher's Summary

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!
©2017 Percival Constantine Pollard (P)2017 Percival Constantine Pollard
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By Amy on 07-18-17

Fallen Idol's can rise like a Phoenix ,will ours?

The narration is perfect for the series. Harbin nails the personas and also does a good job with voicing the females. Harbin and Constantine are total pros who handle all their characters beautifully as well. I NEED to know what's next for a couple of the characters and where the band goes from here. Can't wait for the next one. eek.This unusually constructed book allows for fantastic twists, but like an elegantly drawn sketch, the full picture slowly emerges. We follow the happenings at an almost real time speed which propels the story forward in a very tactile​ way..I will say again something worth mentioning,
Andrea Harbin, as narrator, is superb. The text is read briskly, but not too fast, is clear and her use of intonation helps define the emotion.. Each of the characters, too, has a clearly distinctive voice, lending to each a further reality of their personalities. An excellent performance, and, overall, a great listen with a perfect symbiosis of author and reader. A great peek into the troubled minds of an equally troubled generation, trying to find a future where little is there to give hope, all presented in an unusual thriller. It really does give hope that, whilst things are very likely to go wrong, sometimes they might just come out right instead. Recommended to anyone enjoying detailed character representation and a thriller that is just that little bit different.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion.

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By Darc on 06-26-17

Suicide?

Fallen Idol is a story about a Japanese pop idol Akane Suzuki, who has been found dead after falling off her balcony. A private investigator, whom is a former police detective, is asked to look into the case by the idols parents. The Police have ruled the death a suicide, but the parents don’t believe this is the case.
In investigating the case Kyoko Nakamura learns that Akane has fallen into disgrace and fired from her popstar group. While trying to make ends meet,Akanee turns to a world of sex for money to pay her rent and drugs and alcohol just to make it through the day.
The story is about friendship, loyalty, and jealousy. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing the next in the series.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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By DubaiReader on 07-22-17

Death in Japan.

Fallen Idol was a crime mystery set in Japan, and I was hoping for a bit more of a feel for Japanese life. There was a fair bit of bowing and reference to items like tatami mats, but otherwise it could have happened pretty much anywhere. The low-life and hostess bars were certainly not unique.

I was offered this as an audiobook for review from Audiobook Boom and I enjoyed the narration by Andrea Harbin, though it could have been a little faster.
I struggled with the Japanese names at first and I have to admit that they are going to make this review difficult as I have no idea how to spell them.

Arkanay Suzuki is a former pop idol who falls from her balcony in the first scene. The police label her death as suicide and prepare to close the case, but Kyoko Nakamura is approached by Arkanay's parents to look into the circumstances of their daughter's death. Kyoko was a police officer until she left the force in disgrace and she is now running a detective agency with her two colleagues.
Together they follow clues, chase suspects and generally put themselves in danger, to solve the mystery of Arkanay's death.

The ending was disappointing and I think I was all set to give 4 stars until the last few minutes; the mystery is solved but is justice served?
3 1/2 stars.

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