Tuesday, 9 September 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Confessions - Kanae Minato

Release Date: 14/08/14
Publisher:  Mulholland Books


When Yuko Moriguchi's four-year-old daughter died in the middle school where she teaches, everyone thought it was a tragic accident. It's the last day of term, and Yuko's last day at work. She tells her students that she has resigned because of what happened - but not for the reasons they think. Her daughter didn't die in an accident. Her daughter was killed by two people in the class. And before she leaves, she has a lesson to teach...But revenge has a way of spinning out of control, and Yuko's last lecture is only the start of the story. In this bestselling Japanese thriller of love, despair and murder, everyone has a confession to make, and no one will escape unharmed.


This was an unusual read for me as it dealt with child murderers and vengeance. Its something that is completely different to any other books out there and for me, whilst quite a thin title was one that allowed me to delve into a fiction that I normally wouldn’t have read. It is very well written and whilst its not only uncomfortable to read, it was a tale that as it unfurled allowed me to think and examine a number of things that are often overlooked in busy modern lives.

All round a tale that made me not only uncomfortable but was a story that I was pleased I put the time into. Definitely something to read if you’re looking for something not only different but one that makes you think and will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

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