Shuichi Yoshida Villain


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A young insurance saleswoman is found strangled at Mitsuse Pass. Her family and friends are shocked and terrified. The pass - which tunnels through a mountainous region of southern Japan - has an eerie history: a hideout for robbers, murderers, and ghostly creatures lurking at night.§ §Soon afterward, a young construction worker becomes the primary suspect. As the investigation unfolds, the events leading up to the murder come darkly into focus, revealing a troubled cast of characters: the victim, Yoshino, a woman much too eager for acceptance; the suspect, Yuichi, a car enthusiast misunderstood by everyone around him; the victim's middle-aged father, a barber disappointed with his life; and the suspect's aging grandmother, who survived the starvation of postwar Japan only to be tormented by local gangsters. And, finally, there is desperate Mitsuyo, the lonely woman who finds Yuichi online and makes the big mistake of falling for him. § §A stunningly dark thriller and a tapestry of noir, Villain is the English-language debut for Shuichi Yoshida, one of Japan's most acclaimed and accomplished writers. From desolate seaside towns and lighthouses to love hotels and online chat rooms, Villain reveals the inner lives of men and women who all have something to hide. Part police procedural, part gritty realism, Villain is a coolly seductive story of loneliness and alienation in the southernmost reaches of Japan. (Quelle:'Flexibler Einband/01.08.2011')

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Das Original

Mein erster Grisham - und mir hat er sehr gefallen!



Eine Todesliste, die einen ganz tragischen Hintergrund hat - unheimlich spannend, erschreckend und nervenzerreisend geschrieben



Wie alle Bücher der Reihe ein absolutes Muss für alle Thrillerfans.


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Der Autor überzeugt mit guter Beobachtungsgabe und Einfühlungsvermögen.


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Interessante Perspektive, kurzweilig und ein sehr angenehmer Schreibstil. Leider nicht so fesselnd, wie man bei der Perspektive erwartet.


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