Devotion of Suspect X [Keigo Higashino] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Devotion of Suspect X. Higashino won Japan’s Naoki Prize for Best Novel with this stunning thriller about miscarried human devotion, a bestseller in Japan. The Devotion of Suspect X [Yôgisha X no kenshin] (). Keigo Higashino ( quoted from The Devotion of Suspect X [Yôgisha X no kenshin]). “Maybe you’re.

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When she plans to turn herself in, her neighbour Ishigami, a reclusive mathematical genius who is obsessed with her, prevents it.

A Better Tomorrow It becomes a battle of wits between Ishigami and Yukawa. Thanks to real life friend Peter for pressing this in my hands,last time I was in the library.


The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The air of melancholy is too strong for me to want to add this to susect library, thus the less than 5 stars. I loved the cat and mouse game of the police trying to figure this all out, and once Yasuko and her accomplice are suspected, trying to determine what they did and how to prove it. What results is a scheme to deceive the police into solving the wrong higasgino.

A male UFC boxer switches bodies with the female reporter who exposed his bribes. He has an unrequited crush on Yasuko. The novel won him numerous awards, including the th Naoki Prizewhich is a highly regarded award in Japan.

But unlike the magician who never keiogthe author tells everything in the end: Her abusive ex husband who’s been exhorting money from her decides to show up at her place. The murder happens during the first and second chapters, and we immediately know who committed it!


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He is in conflict with the school administrators since his test questions are difficult while they specifically ask him to ensure that they are simple enough that every student will pass. That is the question of P vs. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. We are presented with a mathematical conundrum: I had no idea of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, my first outing with a Japanese murder mystery.

The Devotion of Suspect X

You will assume that these may have happened, but you will be wrong for sure! Quotes from The Devotion of S This article is about the novel. His efforts to motivate apathetic high school students won my respect and, at the same time, my pity. Dalam usaha membela diri, Yasuko mencekik Togashi dengan kabel kotatsu sampai mati. All the while, the reader knows whodunnit but not, will they get away with it? After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder.

Books by Keigo Higashino. If you are a lover of thriller or mystery, you have to read it! I really like the conversations and interactions between the two main characters, both as genius trying to calculate each other moves. Also, towards the middle, it kind of suspdct get a bit slow, and I wished there were some more twists or actions.


Tang Chuan Luyi Zhang There is an implicit analogy between this mathematical question and the situation in the story because Ishigami’s scheme involves presenting a believable scenario to the police, an explanation for the murder that they will accept but does not implicate the Hanaokas.

Teng Kun Yang Zhao Refresh and try again. Views Read Edit View history. Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced single mother who works at a restaurant packing meals for its locals.

The mystery itself is not mathematical, but there is quite a bit of discussion of mathematics in the following ways: Suatu malam, Togashi, mantan suami Yasuko, mendatangi apartemen Yasuko dan membuatnya jengkel. There were no issues regarding the translation from Japanese to English. There is a policeman. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. A murder mystery that follows a cat-and-mouse relationship between a relentless detective and his equally clever former classmate who’s protecting the guilty.

No threatening with guns. Not the crime itself – the murder victim and the murderer are revealed in the first chapter. While the movie is in all probability inspired by this story, it is not a copy, and a refreshingly new take on the “unbreakable alibi”. Either stop here, or if you must, gentle reader, I will continue.