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Penance
Penance | Kanae Minato
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The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma.When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren't able to accurately describe the stranger's appearance to the police after the Emili's body was discovered. Asako, Emili's mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter's murder. Like Confessions, Kanae Minato's award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, PENANCE is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave readers breathless.
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Gissy
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Last book in Asian readathon.One murder in a small town, 15 years after the murder 5 persons will describe how their lives were impacted after one of them expressed something related with the murder. Well written, credit for the translator.One story was told in a way that I felt disconnected.The end? well let's say was an expression of hope.Author is called queen of Iyamisu=concept deals with the dark side of human nature.well expressed here 3.8⭐️

tpixie Sounds great!! And lovely photo!! 🕯 📚☕️ 3w
Gissy @tpixie Thank You! I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to read Confessions with which the author won an award. 3w
tpixie It‘s always great to have another book ready!! 3w
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fleeting
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This has been compared a lot to her other work, "Confessions," and though they have quite the same structure (different POVs of a story), they vary in lots of ways, too. My rating is based more on the topic/story itself, and I liked this one more. I also liked how this book is more quiet, and revolved around guilt and regret. Hence this was more emotionally searing for me. Why are there only 2 books of hers translated in English? ?

BarbaraBB I loved both of these too 4mo
hermyknee Confessions was SO GOOD. I haven‘t read this one yet, but your review makes me want to ASAP! 4mo
fleeting @hermyknee I think there's a good chance you'll love this too if you enjoyed Confessions! :) 4mo
fleeting @BarbaraBB really wish more of her books would be translated 4mo
BarbaraBB Me too! But fortunately there are some other Japanese writers who I love similarly! 4mo
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nelehelen
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Mehso-so

2.5/5
I really wanted to love this book, but unfortunately it just didn‘t do it for me. The creepy psychological aspects of the story intrigued me, however the various POV chapters felt repetitive and at times just plain unbelievable. Were things lost in translation? Possibly. This had great potential, but fell short for me. If you love thrillers, then I would recommend since it‘s a fairly quick read.

#ReadHarder2019

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Cinfhen
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Despite a head pounding, nausea inducing migraine I managed to read this twisted tale of innocence and guilt. Much like Confessions, another #JapaneseThriller this book is told in alternating voices as the story of a childhood murder and its after effects are slowly revealed layer by layer. Loved it!! Thanks to my awesome friend @TrishB for gifting this one to me❤️

Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 7mo
Bklover No! Hope you feel better!🤕 7mo
Bookmarkie I really liked Penance. 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft I liked this one too! Hope you feel better soon. 🙁 7mo
Dragon Hope your migraine has resolved @Cinfhen 💐 7mo
AmyG I read this for #Booked2018 and enjoyed it, too. Feel better. How do you even read with a migrane??? I can barely breathe. (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen It was through sheer determination @AmyG and I did start to feel better in the later afternoon when I did most of my reading. Thanks for the well wishes @Librarybelle @Bklover @4thhouseontheleft @Dragon 7mo
Cinfhen Did you read this one @Bookmarkie 7mo
KarenUK So glad you enjoyed it... it was my pick for #booked2018 .... and really hope you feel better soon... Migraines suck! 7mo
Kaye Migraines are the worst. Glad it‘s letting up now. 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m feeling better, thanks @KarenUK 😘 @Kaye 💕 (edited) 7mo
Kalalalatja That sucks! Good to hear you feel better, though! 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Kalalalatja 🙏🏻❤️ 7mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 😘 hope migraine is fast disappearing! I love the cover too - it‘s very eye catching! 7mo
Cinfhen Yes!! The cover is definitely “eye catching” 😉🙃 @TrishB it was such a page turner. Thanks again for sharing 💕💕 7mo
emilyhaldi Hope you feel better soon 🙏🏻 7mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book too, just as her Confessions. I hope you‘ll feel better soon 💕🍀 7mo
callielafleur Feel better! Btw that is a gorgeous bouquet! 7mo
Pamwurtzler Feel better!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 7mo
Reviewsbylola Hoping you‘re feeling better. It‘s so nice to have a book you‘re really into when you feel crappy. Otherwise it‘s impossible to focus. 7mo
JennyM Feel well lovely lady 😘 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Good to know! I liked Confessions, have not read this. 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy to report migraine has passed - thanks for the support @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm ☕️ I think I need coffee today, I didn‘t have any yesterday or Friday and I‘m wondering if skipping coffee on Friday triggered something yesterday??!?! 7mo
Bookmarkie That‘s on my TBR @Cinfhen 7mo
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amb
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This book was an engrossing story set in Japan, centered around a child‘s murder, and how it effected the witnesses who were fourth graders especially after the murdered child‘s mother tells them that they must resolve the crime or do penance before the statute of limitations is up or she will curse them. This is not magical realism, she is not a witch, but that threat carries through these girls lives in very interesting unexpected ways.

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Cinfhen
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Sending out the BIGGEST bunch of get well wishes and multitudes of thanks to the incredible @TrishB 🙏🏻💚🙌🏻💚 I received this awesome parcel today 😘Thank you so much, Trish!! Your friendship means so much to me. I hope you‘re back on your feet soon and back to speed reading❣️❣️❣️❌⭕️❌⭕️BTW: I LOVE the Litsy Book Mail sticker 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Cathythoughts What great post to get ! So lovely. Yes & Echoing all you say Cindy . The incredible @Trishb ... get well soon ! I know when I dipped my toe into Litsy first , I would have been lost without you .... get well ! And look forward to seeing your posts soon.. 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 9mo
Kalalalatja ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
TrishB So glad it got there ❤️ I have good news. My first procedure has happened and at the moment I‘m pain free at the moment. Something we so take for granted until we‘re in agony every second!! Thank you for your kind thoughts 😘 missing all my friends. @Cathythoughts x 9mo
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Cinfhen Thank God @TrishB such good news 😘😘😘😘take care, rest up and I sent u a little something in the mail too❣️ 9mo
TrishB I shall look forward to it 😘 9mo
TheLudicReader My Sunshine Away is SO good. Also, hope you‘re feeling better @TrishB ! 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Penance | Kanae Minato
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My #Booked2018 Season 3 wrap-up! Interestingly, all but one got the same rating from me: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#blamelitsy: My Favorite Thing is Monsters
#DiverseNF: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
#SetatSchool: Prep
#LGBTQIA+: Chainbreaker
#JapaneseThriller: Penance
#BeachRead: Beautiful Day (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Victoriahoperose I read penance too for the challenge and really liked it! Good choices for yours!! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Victoriahoperose Thanks! I think Penance was the most popular pick for that prompt. 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Penance | Kanae Minato
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I used to read Japanese fiction (in translation) much more often, but I‘ve only read an iyamisu (ewww mystery) once before. This book is more dark than gory, and it is a very compelling psychological thriller. While a few bits felt repetitive, overall I like the multiple POV, especially as it progressed and the reader got to hear from Emily‘s mother.

#Booked2018 #Japanesethriller

Cinfhen I read her other book - I get the sense both books are similar in execution (edited) 9mo
TrishB @Cinfhen this one is on its way to you! I think I posted a couple of weeks ago- so in past timings should be the end of this week. 9mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha thanks so much @TrishB 😘😘😘israel post likes to make me sweat it out!!!! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes they are comparable (both have many pov‘s), but it doesn‘t matter, they are both good! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @TrishB @BarbaraBB I definitely want to read Confessions now that I read and enjoyed this one. 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Leftover lunch! Cooked up an autumn sheet pan dinner last night with chicken, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and apples. It is soo good! Maybe if I cook fall food, fall temperatures will follow. High of 90 today! 😫

Hoping to finish Penance before school pick-up, I don‘t want to put it down!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You can send me some of your heat. We skipped fall and went into winter temps. 9mo
Cinfhen Looks delicious 9mo
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mabell What a pretty photo! 9mo
MicheleinPhilly I know. While not quite that warm here it is still very humid and the AC is still on. Every day I wake up thinking it will be a crock pot dinner day only to be disappointed. ☹️ 9mo
tracey38 I am waiting for the cooler weather here, too. It's still in the 80's here and very humid. 9mo
ReadingEnvy your meal sounds like fall. Does the recipe live online? 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @mabell Thanks! 🍂🧡 @micheleinphilly @tracey38 Forecast shows my area should drop into the low 80s next week, so I‘m slowly getting there. I should be careful what I wish for, I love autumn but hate winter! I just want to be able to walk to pick up my daughter at school in the afternoon and not get home drenched in sweat. Sooo humid! (edited) 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @ReadingEnvy Yes! And I think my only modification was omitting the 🥓. https://www.cookingclassy.com/one-pan-autumn-chicken-dinner/ 9mo
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I probably wouldn‘t have picked this up if it hadn‘t fulfilled a prompt for #booked2018, but I really enjoyed it and am going to have to check out Confessions now too. 👍🏽

#japanesethriller
#catsoflitsy #Phoenix #Ember

Cinfhen So excited for all the love this author is getting!! I read Confessions so I NEED to check out this title 😍 9mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Your kitties are beautiful! 😻 9mo
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KarenUK
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Book 5/6 for this quarter‘s #booked2018 ... Really enjoyed this chilling, creepy #japanesethriller
Would love to see this TV version, I‘m sure it would be really atmospheric....
#Nextup is ‘When Katie met Cassidy‘ to complete this quarter...

4thhouseontheleft I just started Penance last night! 9mo
BarbaraBB I loved it too. Another book by her (also very good) has been made into a movie 9mo
Cinfhen Love these graphics 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I like this cover a LOT! 9mo
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youneverarrived
Penance | Kanae Minato
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I flew through this in two days. A great read for in between heavier books or if you‘re in the mood for a thriller/mystery. #booked2018 #japanesethriller

AmyG I have this to read for #Booked2018. Glad to hear it‘s good. 9mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ... was about to stack ... already stacked... 👍🏻👍🏻 (edited) 9mo
youneverarrived @AmyG @Cathythoughts it was @BarbaraBB review that made me want to read it. Hope you both like it 😊 9mo
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BarbaraBB I am now reading this one and it is just as good! 😘 9mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB oh that‘s good to know. I definitely want to read it as well 😁 9mo
Cinfhen I just read Confessions...it‘s dark & twisty & really good!!! 9mo
Cinfhen Also stunning photo 😍😍😍 9mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen thank you 😘 I‘m def gonna read Confessions at some point! 9mo
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Victoriahoperose
Penance | Kanae Minato
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This was a really unique book about four friends that were severely effected by the murder of their friend when they were young. It was interesting how everything can together and the writing style was also very good for the concept. I liked this one and it‘s a new type of genre for me. #booked2018 #japanesethriller

vivastory Loved this book 9mo
Cinfhen So glad your #JapaneseThriller was a success tagging my cohorts @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 9mo
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KarenUK
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Flying home for 5 days..... IPad kindle app is loaded up.... a couple of paperbacks....Ready to go! 📚🇬🇧✈️

TrishB Enjoy home💕 10mo
CarolynM I am going to take Conversations With Friends away with me next week too. Safe travels💕 10mo
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Dragon
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Look what I found at the Library shop, definitely a #blameitonLitsy purchase. The smoke has finally cleared and it‘s clear and sunny today.

4thhouseontheleft I have this checked out from the library right now! 10mo
Dragon Thanks @4thhouseontheleft I‘m looking forward to reading your review of this book. 👍🐉😀 10mo
meghan2714 Lucky!! 10mo
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Soubhiville Cool photo! 10mo
iread2much Looks good! The smoke has mostly cleared out where I am too, but not enough to really spend time outside yet 10mo
Dragon Thanks @meghan it was great to have the day off work. 10mo
Dragon Thanks @Soubhiville I hadn‘t noticed that statue before today. (edited) 10mo
Dragon Thanks @iread2much this has been the best air quality in weeks but it may change if the winds change direction. I hope we get some cool damp weather in the fire zones so your air quality will improve too! 10mo
iread2much @Dragon I hope you do as well! I finally can see blue sky today, so it better! Yay for oxygen! 10mo
Dragon Thanks @iread2much I second that! 10mo
Nute This will be a favorite photo of all time! 10mo
Dragon Thanks @Nute It was such nice weather and I was so lucky to notice the binoculars 😀🐉 ⛵️ (edited) 10mo
Teru Great photo! 10mo
Dragon Thanks @Teru 👍😀🐉 10mo
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BarbaraBB
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I really liked this book. It is so Japanese (the way people think and behave) and I am a sucker for Japanese fiction.
And I loved the story. A girl was murdered. Her friends, who saw the murderer but can‘t describe him, carry the impact of this for the rest of their lives. Each tells her story, as does the dead girl‘s mother. For me, her ‘testimony‘ nails it.

#booked2018 #japanesethriller

ns510reads Oh loved this one!! 11mo
Cinfhen Another stunning photo and great review!! I‘m really curious about this book & 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Out is good as well! Which one will you read for #Booked2018? 11mo
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Cinfhen I read my #JapaneseThriller a few months ago. It was pretty good. Very atmospheric 11mo
emilyhaldi Oh good! A couple of backup options for Japanese thriller in case Six Four doesn‘t work out 😅😅 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Sounds good too! 11mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I‘d like to read Six Four as well, it‘s just that it is such a chunkster! 11mo
Cinfhen I own six/four but I heard mixed reviews and it is a chunkster @BarbaraBB 11mo
arubabookwoman I have that on Kindle and hope to read it soon. Another Japanese mystery cover showing half a woman‘s face. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job on the completed prompt! Sounds like a perfect choice! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
vivastory I loved this one. Also loved her book 11mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading another book of hers right now so I‘m stacking this for later! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola That‘s a coincidence, I am reading another book of hers right now too. 9mo
Reviewsbylola Ha! That‘s the one I‘m reading! 9mo
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Notafraidofwords
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Panpan

I didn‘t enjoy this at all. I might not be the target audience since thrillers and suspense are not my thing. It felt clunky and I never cared about the outcome to the mystery.

Amelie I agree to a point, especially about being clunky; maybe the translation wasn‘t done well? 11mo
BarbaraBB Hmmm, I have taken this one with me on my current holidays. I hope I‘ll like it better than you did! 11mo
Notafraidofwords @BarbaraBB hmmm I think I‘m just not the audience for this type of stuff. There‘s a lot of trigger warnings for child abuse and if overall felt like it didn‘t take that seriously enough for me. I also didn‘t read it in large chunks. I think some books are better read in a large afternoon but because of my schedule I didn‘t. 11mo
Notafraidofwords @Amelie yeah I think I just feel like it didn‘t flow like one novel. 11mo
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HiddenGemBooks
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Penance begins with the death of Emily, who was lured away from her group of friends by a killer no one can name. Emily's grieving mother blames the four other girls for her daughter's death, and curses them to pay for Emily‘s murder if they cannot locate her killer. As the statute of limitations begins to run out, each of the four childhood friends begins to recount the events of that fateful day, and each has surprising revelations to make.

Miznanner Great cover 11mo
Jana This book is fantastic! 11mo
Nute This sounds so good! 5mo
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Brie
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I really liked the narrative structure of this book and how all the stories slowly unfolded. Four women look back 15 years earlier to when they were the center of a murder investigation involving their friend, the victim. Still unsolved, and with the statute of limitations almost up, the women reveal how that one event changed their lives forever.

readordierachel Glad to hear this is good! I have a copy waiting to be read. 12mo
BarbaraBB Me too! 12mo
vivastory I loved this one! 11mo
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swatreads
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Such an amazing read! Love the plot, the characters, the narration. Also it is so well translated! This dark tale of 5 little girls is sure to haunt you! I couldn't put this down! #KanaeMinato is a genius! Will be reading Confessions soon which is supposed to be even better! Some of the snapshots in this collage is from the Japanese drama adaptation of the book( Drama name: Shokuzai/ Penance)
I highly recommend this book to thriller lovers!
4.8/5

hermyknee Confessions was soooo good 14mo
swatreads @hermyknee Yay! I'm so excited for Confessions ❤ 14mo
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Beachesnbooks
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Starting my second book of Dewey's! I figured that a fast-paced mystery/thriller would be a good bet to keep going strong with reading. I did take a pretty decent sized break for the gym, shower, and dinner, but now I'm back at it! @DeweysReadathon #readathon #deweysreadathon #deweys24hourreadathon

Alfoster I loved this one!😍 14mo
swatreads This one is awesome!! 14mo
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swatreads
Penance | Kanae Minato
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This is the April pick for a book club that I'm a member of! Starting pretty late as I was super busy with Freaky Friday and some buddy reads plus I had a reading slump for a while! I've heard rave reviews about this one! And being a fan of Japanese Literature I'm super stoked for this!

Cinfhen I‘ve heard great stuff about this book and #JapaneseThrillers in general❤️curious to hear your thoughts 1y
swatreads @Cinfhen I just started it and it's really interesting😍 will post a review once I finish it❤❤ 1y
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Layali926
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Just finished “Penance” and I have to say those Japanese books are so different and unusual!! That‘s the second book I read for this writer and I‘m not disappointed . I think what draws me most is the character building, although the mystery itself was great.

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Layali926
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1-Thought online recommendation
2-yes, through good reads
3-yes, goodreads
4- not sure, I just finished Dark matter and I might start either “penance” by Kanae Minato or “The girl in the meat” by Camilla Läckberg

@Chellebearss

Bostonmomx2 Welcome to Litsy 💐 1y
Chellebearss Welcome to litsy😀 1y
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quietjenn
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A little reading, a little hockey. I'm going to miss the Olympics. 🏅

Zelma I am in withdrawal already. 😟 1y
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Preciouz29
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This book was really good, but it took me longer than was necessary; I really enjoyed it, but I never felt pulled to finish it. If anything, I wanted to know the ending and yet I never wanted to go back to reading it.

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Jennifercaloyeras
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After having read Kinae Minato‘s Confessions, I read her novel, Penance. I thought Penance was great, but I actually liked Confessions better, I think because the format was so novel that first go round. But does she know how to write a page-turner! And now I‘m on the hunt for the two movies that followed these two books. Although, I may be too creeped out to watch them alone.

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Theresa
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Starting this book. Living in the US where I don't think any state has any statute of limitations on murder I find this tidbit fascinating. I'm going to have to look up what Japan's current statute of limitations is.

Captivatedbybooks Yea im almost positive we dont have a statue on murder 1y
readinginthedark We have the “can‘t be tried twice for the same crime” law, but there‘s no statute of limitations on murder. That‘s why we still have cold case departments. 1y
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RedbagReadbooks
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Mehso-so

3/5💫
I enjoyed the story but it was a knock out for me.

Reggie So when you say knock out you mean snooze fest? 1y
Jennifercaloyeras Did you read her book, Confessions? I liked Confessions quite a bit more. 1y
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RedbagReadbooks
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Nurse/Graduate Student
Reading/Running
Basset Hound
Blue
Doritos and cottage cheese
Mountain Dew ( but only once a week)
Aloe vera plant (AKA Vera)
Fall
Game of Throne

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Ange44
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I‘m currently reading this and I‘m really enjoying it. I love Japanese fiction so I was excited when this got translated.

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suvata
Penance | Kanae Minato
Mehso-so

Not bad but I liked “Confessions” more.

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suvata
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Looking forward to this one. I really enjoyed “Confessions”.

JazzFeathers The cover is awesome! 1y
suvata @JazzFeathers It‘s a haunting image for sure. 1y
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mydearwatson
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Not as twisted as *Confessions* but still really fun.

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Effischer
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I may have to place my library loans on hold for this one ☝🏻

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vivjm
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Entertaining and gripping thriller for #WITmonth #womenintranslation

Izai.Amorim Great cover! 2y
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Reita325
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Minato is one of my favorite Japanese writers. 'Confessions' is a masterpiece. I don't think this was as good, but this is better than the majority and gives the reader much to ponder.

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Lauren.Archer
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Very different book. This felt more like a short story collection. This is about what happens to four girls after their friend is murdered in the 4th grade, and the penance the feel they must give.

Anton I loved Confessions, so I'll definitely check this one out. 2y
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Lauren.Archer
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@Liberty recommended this awhile ago on #allthebooks. Finally getting around to reading this today. Bonus is a blurb from Emily St. John Mandel.

hermyknee Oooh! She wrote Confessions! It's one of the best books I've ever read. I'll have to check this one out, too! @AndreaReads (edited) 2y
Liberty Close, it was Rebecca. ☺️ 2y
vivastory This is a fantastic book. I second @hermyknee Confessions is amazing too 2y
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Moonpa
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Back from vacation and into everyday routine. This book is due tomorrow which won't be a problem as it's fascinating! And disturbing.

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NerdyRev
Penance | Kanae Minato
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This felt like 5 short stories all tied together with the death of a little girl. This also was on the cusp for me of a pick and a so-so. I went so-so because at times the translation got in the way a bit and the reveal seemed to come out of nowhere. The book is the mother of a murdered child interviews the 4 children with her daughter. It is 15 years later and the statute of limitation is almost up. All are haunted by the murder in different ways

EvieBee I felt the same way. 2y
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Jennivardier
Penance | Kanae Minato
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The way this book tells the story from each girl's perspective while building on the ones that came before is so well done. Uniquely structured story, but it really works well!

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DeeLew
Penance | Kanae Minato
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I can see myself reading this in one sitting. Unfortunately, I am at work and only able to read 15 minutes at a time. May have to sneak a few extra minutes in here and there!

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Jana
Penance | Kanae Minato
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While this book wasn't quite as good as Confessions, it was still an excellent, dark book about murder and choices and actions and consequences and responsibility and the effects of trauma and words on children and adults. I loved the way each chapter built on the one before and how she wove each girl's story into the others'. The narrative felt natural and progressive and I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down.

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DeeLew
Penance | Kanae Minato
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I posted this photo on Facebook because I was kind of excited about getting my package. One of my friends commented: "When you are done with those, I need them. We are building a library at our new place." She was serious. Am I wrong or is that kind of weird? She didn't ask politely. Her family is really wealthy. I think they can afford to build their own library. Haha! Anyway, I thought that was funny. ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!! I don't let anyone borrow or have my books!!! I'm building my own library and those are my babies!! Lol I let someone borrow a few years back and she never returned them 😡 2y
MicheleinPhilly Yeah, no. Buy your own books. 2y
Soubhiville Nope. I'm with @MicheleinPhilly and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks. If you can't even ask respectfully to borrow them, you definitely don't get to. 2y
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Shemac77 I think some people look at books as decoration. I look at books as my friends, and I've also been known to rescue books because they aren't in a good home being respected. (With permission of course). If someone said that to me; I would unfriend them and then tell them to suck it :). 2y
josie281 😲 2y
TrishB No way..... 2y
LauraBrook I agree with @Shemac77 . That's incredibly presumptuous and rude! 2y
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MarticaMustRead
Penance | Kanae Minato
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🌞👙🕶📖😎 #BookClubPick #SummerReading #SundayFunday

Summer Sunday plans:

- Get some sun in while finishing up my book club book.🌞😎

- Attend book club meeting and talk about books over food & margaritas with my girlfriends💁🏻

- Come back home and read some more!! 🏡📖 🤓

RanaElizabeth Those are A+ plans! 2y
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MarticaMustRead
Penance | Kanae Minato
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????? #BooksOverBreakfast #BookClubPick

My book club meets this Sunday so it's the perfect time to start our current read.

I always wait to till just about one week before the meeting to so that the book is fresh in my mind but this one is a short one which I should be ankle to knock out before Sunday for sure.

I read Minato's "Confessions" last year, so I'm expecting a twisted dark plot & shady characters - we shall see!

Alfoster Yup!😍😍😍 2y
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JulAnna
Penance | Kanae Minato
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Part of my view while reading this week! Love the OBX! ❤️ This book unfolded well and the ending was satisfying!

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Yogabrarian
Penance | Kanae Minato
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One of my favorite Japanese psychological thriller authors. This is dark and amazing. Loving it so far.

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