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... or the Kiyoshi Kurrosawa mini-series adaption of this book. Like Confessions, the story's told by multiple narrators. Each is haunted by a tragic event in the past. An event they are never able to escape, especially since one narrator never lets them forget it. The premise is intriguing, but the multiple narratives never come together as a whole, they way they did in Confessions.
The reader's good, for the most part, but does mispronounce Japanese words now and then.
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I would usually not read a book like this, but it came recommended to me, so I wanted to give it a try. I was immediately pulled into this fascinating story after listening to only a few pages. Five 10 year old girls venture out for an afternoon of play at the school grounds when a murder of one of the girls occurs. So many twists and turns to this intriguing plot, which deeply affects the remaining four girl's lives for the next fifteen years. The story is very well written. The narrator really brings the story to life. Her narrative of each character's journey in coping with this unsolved murder is compelling.