Fallen Idol

  • by Percival Constantine
  • Narrated by Andrea Harbin
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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!

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New Modern Noir Unique Locale

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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!


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

For the most part it did. Again, the investigation at times, was helped along by some jumps in logic.


Which scene was your favorite?

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


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This is a Noir Crime novel set in Japan. It was entertaining.


Any additional comments?

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.

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- in1ear (John Row)

A fun modern mystery

Kyoko and her two employees, Saori and Nobu, comprise the Nakimura Detective Agency, which has been hired to investigate the suicide of a former idol singer. The characters, while stylized, are intriguing and fun to follow. I especially enjoyed Nobu and the glimpses of his underworld background. The story is set in Japan, and author's locales and slices of daily life feel authentic. The mystery suffers a little as Kyoko works on the edges of the Japanese justice system, which is portrayed as being uninterested in truth or justice unless it can further someone's career. The twists and turns kept my interest. I hope there is some follow up to this book in the next story, as some things are left unresolved at the end. I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Kay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2017
  • Publisher: Percival Constantine Pollard