From the author of The Aosawa Murders, one of the NYT Notable Books of 2020. The WSJ commented: “Part psychological thriller, part murder mystery—it is audacious in conception and brilliant in execution.”
Set in Tokyo over the course of one night, Aki and Hiro have decided to be together one last time in their shared flat before parting. Their relationship has broken down after a mountain trek during which their guide died inexplicably. Now each believes the other to be a murderer and is determined to extract a confession before the night is over. Who is the murderer and what really happened on the mountain?
In the battle of wills between them, the chain of events leading up to this night is gradually revealed in a gripping psychological thriller that keeps the reader in suspense to the very end.
Praise for The Aosawa Murders also by Riku Onda
Chosen as one of Most Notable Books of 2020. “Strange, engrossing, stubbornly non-linear…” NYT
One of the Best Mystery Novels of 2020. “Tantalising as a scene glimpsed through a half-open door, this is an utterly immersive puzzler in which nothing is entirely cut and dried.” Guardian
“Part psychological thriller, part murder mystery—is audacious in conception and brilliant in execution.” WSJ
“Rich and strange, utterly absorbing.” The Times (London)
“Can this book open up the world of Japanese crime in the way that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo opened up Scandi Noir? I hope so.” Globe and Mail
“This dark and dazzling novel defies easy categorization but consistently tantalizes and surprises.” KIRKUS starred review