The Devotion of Suspect X takes place in Tokyo, Japan. A middle-aged woman, Yasuko Hanaoka, lives with her beloved son and their live-in housekeeper. One day, she gets a call from her ex-husband who asks to see her. She agrees, but when he arrives at her home, he violently attacks her, leaving his son injured. Luckily he is taken to a hospital where he makes a full recovery, but this sets off an intense investigation that will take Detective Kusanagi on a journey into the mind of Yasuko and attempt to find out if there is more to this than meets the eye.
This is no ordinary criminal investigation. It’s a shocking tale of deception and murder that will keep you turning the pages to its unexpected conclusion. After all, no one can know where their finger may lead them.
Yasuko lives a quiet life, a fantastic mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one evening, her comfortable world is shattered. When his body is found, Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police suspects Yasuko and wants to interrogate her for answers. Her story takes us on an extraordinary journey through time as she recounts her marriage and the events of a single evening in which everything drops away from her control.
When Yasuko’s ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, her world is shattered. Detective Kusanagi must piece together the night’s events and finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated: a complicated case that will test his skills more than he has encountered before. A gripping thriller from Keigo Higashino, author of the international bestsellers The Devotion of Suspect X and The Lacuna.
About The Devotion of Suspect X Book
Yasuko lives a quiet life, an excellent mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one evening, her comfortable world is shattered.
When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that night, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense…
One of the biggest-selling Japanese thrillers ever, and the inspiration for a cult film, The Devotion of Suspect X, is now being discovered worldwide. Its blend of page-turning story, evocative Tokyo setting, and utterly surprising ending make it a must-read for anyone interested in international fiction.