The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

Keigo Higashino Alexander O. Smith / Dec 15, 2019

The Devotion of Suspect X This e book now includes preview chapters from Higashino s newest mystery SALVATION OF A SAINT Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex husband T

  • Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
  • Author: Keigo Higashino Alexander O. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781429992312
  • Page: 270
  • Format: ebook
  • This e book now includes preview chapters from Higashino s newest mystery, SALVATION OF A SAINT.Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex husband Togashi When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi endThis e book now includes preview chapters from Higashino s newest mystery, SALVATION OF A SAINT.Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex husband Togashi When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko s next door neighbor, middle aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover up step by step When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there s something wrong Kusanagi brings in Dr Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.

    Devotion Definition of Devotion by Merriam Webster devotion Has Latin Roots When we take a vow, we pledge our devotion whether to remain true to a partner, to uphold the law, or to honor the word of God It should be no surprise then that devotion and its related verb devote come from the act of taking a vow. Devotion definition of devotion by The Free Dictionary devotion usually plural religious observance or prayers usually spoken silently he returned to his devotions prayer, supplication the act of communicating with a deity especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving the priest sank to his knees in prayer. Devotion Define Devotion at Dictionary See synonyms for devotion on Thesaurus noun profound dedication consecration earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc the devotion Our Daily Bread Daily Devotions from the Word God Daily encouragement and inspiration to draw closer to God each day. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino Jan , The Devotion of Suspect X , by Japanese author Keigo Higashino, is an amazing police procedural puzzler of a mystery Not the crime itself the murder victim What is a Devotional Today Daily Devotional The scripture reference is the root of the devotion and is a starting point for the reflection The reflection is the body of the devotional is a reflection written by an author to aid the reader in focusing on God s word and teaching A daily devotional ends with a prayer that relates to the scripture and the reflection. devotion Dictionary Definition Vocabulary n commitment to some purpose the devotion of his time and wealth to science devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult a devotion to hobbies. Daily Devotionals and Bible Devotions Crosswalk The Devotion of Suspect X The Devotion of Suspect X X , Y gisha Ekkusu no Kenshin is a novel by Keigo Higashino, the third in his Detective Galileo series and is his most acclaimed work thus far The novel won him numerous awards, including the th Naoki Prize, which is a highly regarded award in Japan.

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      • Keigo Higashino Alexander O. Smith

        Keigo Higashino is one of the most popular and biggest selling fiction authors in Japan as well known as James Patterson, Dean Koontz or Tom Clancy are in the USA.Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co presently DENSO He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize, which is awarded annually to the finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel H kago After School at age 27 Subsequently, he quit his job and started a career as a writer in Tokyo.In 1999, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Inc award for the novel Himitsu The Secret , which was translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published by Vertical under the title of Naoko in 2004 In 2006, he won the 134th Naoki Prize for Y gisha X no Kenshin His novels had been nominated five times before winning with this novel.The Devotion of Suspect X was the second highest selling book in all of Japan fiction or nonfiction the year it was published, with over 800,000 copies sold It won the prestigious Naoki Prize for Best Novel the Japanese equivalent of the National Book Award and the Man Booker Prize Made into a motion picture in Japan, The Devotion of Suspect X spent 4 weeks at the top of the box office and was the third highest grossing film of the year.Higashino s novels have movie and TV series adaptations than Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum, and as many as Michael Crichton.


    1. The classic whodunit works by misdirection, same as a magic trick. As is the case with the magician, so with the mystery writer - the more the skill in the smoothness of execution, the more mystifying the trick seems. But unlike the magician (who never tells), the author tells everything in the end: as the clever detective reveals how the public have been duped by the villain, the reader is also equally dumbfounded. The success of the mystery is in direct proportion to the amount of mystificatio [...]

    2. The Devotion of Suspect X is a must-read for anyone who appreciates police procedurals, mysteries, math, Japan, literature . . . I could go on. The Devotion of Suspect X is the third in the Detective Galileo series, but I didn't once have the impression that I lacked background or relationship information gleaned from the initial 2 books. In fact, there were no references to prior cases or mysteries to suggest that earlier books existed. If not for the publishers blurbs on the book, I'd not have [...]

    3. Not only is THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X a multi-faceted cultural reading experience, but it also acutely complements the familiar psychological suspense/thriller/mystery genre by infusing Japanese philosophy. Keigo Higashino shrewdly and subtly induces the reader to contemplate the immeasurable complexities of the human psyche by questioning what motivates one human being to judge who is worthy of life, and who is not.Tetsuya Ishigami’s daily schedule is precisely what one would expect of a Japa [...]

    4. This has been one of the top thrillers I have read this year and this story is like nothing I have ever read. I will talk more about this in my review.Firstly this is originally a Japanese novel and has been translated into English. The translation is done pretty well and the flow of the story is really good.Basic Plot: A crime is committed and then a plan is formed to cover-up the crime."What they needed was a perfect defense based on perfect logic."What happens when the investigation is being [...]

    5. I have to say this book was a delight!! The plot was very good!! I had to google some stuff, lol, but I learned a few things I didn't know before this book. Thanks to my friend, LaTonya for the recommendation.

    6. Jusqu'à la toute fin, j'ai cru que ce roman était une simple histoire policière très agréable à lire. L'intrigue était originale et intelligente, avec une construction rarement vue dans d'autres titres du genre, et une ambiance propre à la culture japonaise, mais sans émotions fortes. Et puis il y a eu les explications, et j'ai tout vu d'un autre oeil, avec la gorge toute serrée. Je suis très touchée par "le dévouement" en question, qui dépasse ce que l'on peut imaginer au départ, [...]

    7. Devotion indeedHaving read the second novel in this series, Salvation of a Saint, I was intrigued enough to read this one. To say anything at all about the plot might spoil the book for other readers. But what I can say is that Keigo Higashino shows how very ordinary, likeable people can commit murder given a particular set of circumstances. Writing with subtlety and gentle humour, he creates interesting, believable characters and weaves an intricate plot. Even though one knows from the start wh [...]

    8. What a fantastic book ! Brilliant plot narration by the author. One of the best books in the thriller genre I have read so far. It is about a murder and how the protagonist helps the culprit cover up the crime recreating the crime scene (not disclosing the details here). The climax is absolutely surprising and it definitely keeps the reader on tenterhooks.I wonder if the Hindi / Malayalam movie "Drishyam" was inspired by this book. Enjoyed this immensely !

    9. The Devotion of Suspect X is the third book of the 'Detective Galileo' series by the author Keigo Higashino. The reason why I believe it has managed to attain such popularity, is because the book has broken free from the shackles of the typical 'whodunnit' format. The author presents us with a greater challenge than wondering who the murderer is: he keeps us guessing about how the murder can be hidden, in order to make it a perfect crime.The premise of the story, as oft-repeated, is simple. Yasu [...]

    10. When the crime, perpetrator(s), and motive were revealed within the first few chapters, I was sure I would be in for an anticlimactic read. How would an author keep a reader interested for the remainder of the book?! Higashino succeeded, and in a phenomenal way, in that even when I thought I understood the basics that the investigation was based on, that plot twist at the end was like a slap in the face. You don't really realize that you're involved in a cat and mouse game until the end. I was t [...]

    11. Whoa! I finished reading the final 220 odd pages in less than 3 hours. That must be some kind of a personal best for me.All of the crime thrillers I had read before this had the same template of the classical whodunit, with a few alterations here & there. But it was always on me to try & guess the identity of the culprit until the end when the book finally provides the revelation.But what if you're already told 'who done it' in the first couple of chapters itself? Believe me, I thought t [...]

    12. Subtle, skillful, sad.& quite unlike anything else I have ever read.This made me think of two intelligent people playing a game of chess. Shogi is also known as Japanese Chess Impossible to review without spoilers, impossible to stop thinking about. Thanks to real life friend Peter for pressing this in my hands,last time I was in the library.Read it now.

    13. Đây là tác phẩm có cảm giác được viết bởi Shakespeare : tràn ngập tính kịch và tràn ngập bi kịchThiên tài ẩn dật sống 1 cuộc đời chẳng ra sao. Bi kịch của anh là “chẳng có lý do gì để chết” nhưng anh vẫn chuẩn bị sẵn thòng lọng cho mình bởi “chỉ là anh không có lý do gì để sống thôi”Thế rồi khi con lắc sắp dừng lại sau quá trình dao động điều hòa của nó thì 1 lực đẩy rấ [...]

    14. When Yasuko Hanaoka’s ex-husband shows up to exhort money, she and her daughter kill him. Her neighbor Tetsuya Ishigami, a high school math teacher, volunteers to help dispose of the body and divert the police’s attention. What results is a scheme to deceive the police into solving the wrong crime. Sumida River in Tokyo (Photograph by Ian Muttoo)A dead body whose face is smashed to hide the identity shows up near the river and Detective Kusanagi must identify the murder and find the perpetra [...]

    15. Perhaps a cultural mismatch for me: I found the pace of the book far too slow, the romantic element Victorian at best, and the idea of that brilliant physicists and mathematicians would be also brilliant in sleuthing unrealistic. The Japanese setting is interesting. The book has good twists at the end, but the plot takes way too long to get there.

    16. 3 1/2 starsI was excited that one of the mystery groups I belong to here on GR picked this as the June/July group read since the audio had been hanging around in my iPod for a couple of years. 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.I especially liked the cerebral nature of the story where we follow a police detective and his physicist/ professor friend Dr. Yukawa, aka Professor Galileo, as they try t [...]

    17. I never read any book of this writer before. But after finishing Suspect X, I felt I have to read his writings more often! It was AWESOME, SIMPLY AWESOME! If you are a lover of thriller or mystery, you have to read it!The plot was sooooooooo good! The twist in the last part was simply mind-blowing. It may seem like an ordinary murder case at the beginning. But when you continue reading, you will find out different aspects of this simple looking case and you just cannot guess the whole thing of y [...]

    18. brace 2018 18/37 πρώτο βιβλίο για την τετράδα συγγραφέων διαφορετικής εθνικότητας(Ιάπωνας)πολύ καλή γραφή, έξυπνο σχέδιο και (view spoiler)[ ηθικό τέλος με απόδοση δικαιοσύνης, ωστόσο θα προτιμούσα να σωθούν αυτοί που παραδόθηκαν (hide spoiler)] ;p

    19. বই প্রসঙ্গ :গতবাধা মার্ডার মিস্ট্রি/ ক্রাইম থ্রিলার হিসেবে এতদিন যা পড়ে এসেছি, সেগুলো মোটামুটি নির্দিষ্ট ছকে সাজানো থাকে। অপরাধ কর্মকান্ড অথবা খুন যেটাই হোক না কেন, পুরো বই জুড়ে ইঁদুর বিড়াল [...]

    20. Keigo Higashino: =) Translator: You want to read this? Mwahahahaha. Eat mah shit!!!!!Me:Meh. Hmmmokay. Ohh it’s getting interesting. Ayt. Who the fuck translated this??! Ohhh well. Still pretty good. Awesome. Whate.fuck. Ahhh!!! Ahhhhh!!! Whoah really??? Ahhhhhhh!!!! * welp* Whew Wow. Whyyyyyy. Wow!!! You: ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????grade school review but I should probably click like for the effort \ (-_-)Boring Person:A totally diff [...]

    21. Not a whodunit but rather a how to get away with it thriller. By the end of the first chapter Yasuko Hanoaka and her daughter Misato have killed Yasuko’s ex-husband Togashi. You could argue it was in self-defence but that’s not the point. Yasuko’s neighbor, the heavyset, round-faced Ishigami overhears the commotion and deduces their predicament. Clearly infatuated with Yasuko, he offers up his services in covering up the crime. "Trust me" he says, "Logical thinking will get us through this [...]

    22. দুর্ভাগ্যজনকভাবে মুভি দেখে ফেলার পর বই কিংবা বই পড়ে ফেলার পর মুভি দেখার আগ্রহ অনেকটা থিতিয়ে যায়। তবে এ বই থেকে হাইলি অ্যাডাপ্টেড সুপারহিট মুভিদৃশ্যামআমার প্রিয় মুভির তালিকায়। তাই বইটা পড় [...]

    23. Pasti kalian pernah kan, pacaran, lalu karena suatu hal hubungan kalian putus. Namun, putusnya hubungan kalian rupanya tak berbanding lurus dengan hilangnya rasa pada mantan hingga kelak kalian tahu ternyata si mantan masih suka stalking akun sosmed kalian? Hahahaha. Nggak, aku nggak lagi curhat kok. Tapi kalau kalian pernah mengalami itu, pasti kalian paham yang dialami Yasuko Hanaoka, seorang janda beranak satu yang terus menerus diteror mantan suaminya. Yasuko bekerja di sebuah kedai bento da [...]

    24. 'The Devotion of Suspect X', by Japanese author Keigo Higashino, is an amazing police procedural puzzler of a mystery! Not the crime itself - the murder victim and the murderer are revealed in the first chapter. It is during the investigations of the murder by two other characters after the murder that even more shocking discoveries are made.This book is best if read cold, without reading the cover blurbs or reviews. Either stop here, or if you must, gentle reader, I will continue.When I started [...]

    25. Phía sau nghi can X – cuốn sách mông lung như một trò đùa :vHiếm có cuốn sách nào có thể khiến mình ngồi đọc một lèo nguyên ngày thứ 7 như cuốn sách này.Phía sau nghi can X ban đầu chỉ là bài toán dạng như 1 + 1 = ? Bạn có thể nhanh chóng đưa ra kết quả cho bài toán trên và vẫn luôn tin rằng kết quả này đúng, cho đến càng về cuối, bạn dần thấy hoang mang. Bạn ngờ ngợ là mình bị lừa cmnr n [...]

    26. C'était mon premier polar japonais, et c'est une bonne surprise. Le roman s'ouvre sur le meurtre de Togashi, ex-mari violent et fainéant de Yasuko Hanaoka, qui en vient à l'étrangler, avec l'aide de sa fille, après une dispute. Le mystère ne réside pas dans la recherche du coupable, mais comment cette femme aidé par son voisin, un mathématicien brillant, va tenter d'échapper à la police.L'intrigue est très bien menée, et le dénouement vraiment inattendu. L'écriture est très fluid [...]

    27. It has been a stunning read for me. I should admit, the story on occasion goes somewhat sensitive. By the way, this is an absolute "must read" top rated thriller story which is actually rare. As you begin turning the pages, you would become acquainted with Yasuko Hanoaka, a single parent who has needed to move to get away from her ex, at long last snaps when he appears at her new entryway. When she and her little girl coincidentally murder him, Yasuko plans to hand herself over as the sole culpr [...]

    28. I never expected the twist at the end and I am a seasoned mystery reader and good at guessing plots!One of the Oxford dictionary's definition for devotion is "love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person or activity", and the popular synonyms are "loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, trueness, staunchness" and that is what this thriller is all about .

    29. জাপানি-কোরিয়ান সাউথ এশিয়ান দেশগুলোর মানুষরা সম্ভবত ইদুর-বিড়াল খেলা খুব পছন্দ করে। এ পর্যন্ত যত এনাইম দেখলাম থ্রিলার মিস্ট্রি জন্রার সবখানে একইরকম। কে কাকে টেক্কা দিবে। গৎবাঁধা অপরাধী খুঁ [...]

    30. The Devotion of Suspect X by Heigo Higashino is a brilliant thriller. The story is fast paced and impressive writing.Yasuko lives a quiet life as a single mom with her daughter Misato. And one day her ex husband, Tigoshi, barges into her life again. And there is her neighbour, the gentle soft spoken maths teacher,Ishigami, who has a soft spot for Yasuko. When Tigoshi is rumoured to be murdered, Yasuko becomes the prime suspect. Until many versions of the truth, each unflawed, begin to surface.I [...]

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