The Devotion Of Suspect X

The Devotion Of Suspect X (English, Paperback, Keigo Higashino)

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The Devotion Of Suspect X  (English, Paperback, Keigo Higashino)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780349138732, 0349138737
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    Set in the city of Tokyo, The Devotion Of Suspect X is a Japanese thriller novel, with the plot and the characters shrouded in an aura of mystery and crime.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Devotion Of Suspect X (known as Yogisha X No Kenshin in Japanese) is a mystery novel. It narrates the story of Yasuko Hanaoka, a single mother who lives in Tokyo. The story mainly revolves around the battle of wits between a mathematician and a physicist.

    Yasuko Hanaoka works in a Bento shop, and her neighbor, Tetsuya Ishigami, a genius mathematician, falls in love with her.

    Shinji Togashi, her ex-husband, enters her life again and tries to destroy everything that she has built up. In a fit of rage and in self defense, she murders him. Cornered and helpless, she is then helped by the brilliant Ishigami, who devises a plan to cover up the murder.

    Shunpei Kusanagi, a detective with the Tokyo Police, is given the task of decoding the mysterious events of that fateful day, but he is left stumped by the puzzling circumstances that he has been called upon to investigate.

    Kusanagi often seeks the help of his friend, a genius physicist named Manabu Yukawa, in solving seemingly impossible cases. But this time, Yukawa secretly decides to take matters into his own hands to help his old friend Ishigami, who is involved in the mysterious case.

    Kusanagi seems to have hit a dead end in solving this puzzling case, but whether the genius of Yukawa succeeds is something that remains to be seen.

    The Devotion of Suspect X was highly acclaimed and won Higashino many coveted awards including the 134th Naoki Prize and the 6th Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize. It was also awarded the number one status by the 2006 editions of Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! and Honkaku Mystery Best 10, two mystery fiction guidebooks published annually in Japan. In the year 2008, it was made into a Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Nishitani. A Korean film adaptation is also in the pipeline as of May 2012.

    About Keigo Higashino

    Keigo Higashino is a Japanese author, and is well-known for his work in the genre of mystery. His novels are originally written in Japanese.
    His other works include Hokago, Himitsu, Henshin, Yogisha X No Kensin, Gen’ya, Yochimu, Seijo No Kyusai, and Byakuyako.

    He was born in Osaka, Japan. He worked as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co., and started writing novels during his spare time. In 1985, when he was 27 years of age, he won the Edogawa Rampo Award for his novel Hokago (After School). In addition to mystery novels, he also writes story books and essays for children, although with a different writing style. Some of his novels have been adapted for films and TV drama series. He is currently the President of Mystery Writers of Japan.

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    A BRILLIANT SOFT BOILED DETECTIVE THRILLER

    THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X
    BOOK REVIEW
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    VIKRAM KARVE


    The Devotion of Suspect X is a brilliant novel – it has terrific suspense which produces first-rate Page Turning Quality, unity of effect which engages the reader and makes it engrossing and unputdownable, a remarkable ending which stuns you and a meaty plot with analytical substance which imparts a sense of value.

    This is not a hard boiled detective thriller nor is it a whodunit murder mystery. In fact, the author describes the murder ...
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    Vikram Karve

    25 Jun, 2012

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    yaeeey

    I just ordered this title...and lemme tell u why....i just finished "SALVATION OF A SAINT"
    and it rocked till the last page...its jst too fast and u cant take another bite till u finish it.....hope this one too keeps up the good name....looking forward to this read...
    lollsa
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    Aparajita Ray

    7 Aug, 2014

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    Great product

    It's not only a thriller but a obsessive love story at the same time... Probably one of the best books I have ever read.... It'll loiter in the memory for a long time..loved it.. Thanks Flipkart for this amazing book..
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    Rehena Begum

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    13 Jul, 2018

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    The Ulimate twist

    Ultimate twist ever seen in thriller genre ......
    Final revelation is shocking and disturbing
    Only thing I didn't like in this is the Japanese names of the characters as it need super brains for recollecting those names
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    Nidhin Pradeep

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    1 Apr, 2015

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    Let's do what's right.

    Packing, delivery, price, blah blah blah, it's all good.

    Honestly, the person who delivers is probably the face of your company, don't you big brothers think they deserved to be paid better? It's miserable to look at those poor souls drag their asses in the hot blimmin' sun. Come on it's not all that nice to be a greedy bitch.
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    Flipkart Customer

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    31 Jul, 2014

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    Love... Devotion...Sacrifice??? or Just Crime

    You rarely come across a thriller where you know who is the killer and yet you cannot keep the book till you reach the last page. The Devotion of Suspect X is definitely one such book where you gets to know that the title suits this book perfectly.

    The story starts with a murder. Enters the characters Yasuko Hanaoka, Misato, Ishigami, Kushinagi and Yukawa.
    In the following chapters you gets to know...

    "What is tougher? To make a problem that no one can solve? Or to see the answer of such a ...
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    NABANITA DUTTA

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    25 Jul, 2012

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    Plain Vanilla thriller (?)

    I did get rave reviews about the book and purchased it as I usually go by the word of mouth. The book starts on a good note and goes through fine till mid. But post that, the narration without certain emotions, no clean logic of things unfolding makes it boring; and made me feel like a task-to-complete rather than to enjoy the reading. I feel, with my little knowledge, the thrill, emotion and the plot was 'lost in translation'.
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    Hari Babu

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    10 Jul, 2012

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    Pretty good

    A good read..
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    Monika Roy

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    Wonderful

    The book is brilliant and definitely a must read. The ending of each chapter makes you want to read more.
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    Certified Buyer, Thrissur

    5 Dec, 2018

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    Brilliant

    what a thriller!!!!!
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