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A Midsummer's Equation
A Midsummer's Equation: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo," has traveled to Hariguara, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project. The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. The local police at first believe it was a simple accident—that he wandered over the edge while walking on unfamiliar territory in the middle of the night. But when they discover that the victim was a former policeman and that the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin to suspect he was murdered, and his body tossed off the cliff to misdirect the police. As the police try to uncover where Tsukahara was killed and why, Yukawa finds himself enmeshed in yet another confounding case of murder. In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Galileo uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.
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fleeting
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My 4th (fave so far!) book by him & I have such respect for Higashino. This is a crime novel that has solid science/research explaining things; a side story that becomes a metaphor for the main plot, & a deep back story that serves as foundation & gives a lesson (the Prof's rel'nship with the kid is my favourite!) that's sure to make you go through all sorts of emotions. I'm glad I didn't listen to the reviews saying it had too much science in it!

BarbaraBB On the wishlist it goes! 4mo
fleeting @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy it too! 4mo
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SitsWithaBook
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Another Japanese mystery.

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Matilda
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#riotgrams June 6: duologies, trilogies & more

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is the 3rd book in the ‘Detective Galileo‘ series, where physicist & amateur sleuth Yukawa works with his Tokyo Police Detective friend to solve crimes. An engaging standalone story, the mystery unravels slowly, characters are realistic, and has an interesting twist. I‘m not so agreeable that he‘s dubbed ‘the Japanese Larsson‘ as it‘s not as dark; perhaps this has a different vibe compared to the first two books. Satisfying ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

charl08 I have this out from the library - must bump it up the pile! 14mo
CaitlinR Thanks. I love hearing about a new-to-me mystery series. 14mo
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to my #JapaneseThriller 🤗I tried one but it wasn‘t grabbing me so I gifted it to my SIL 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and pick! 14mo
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Matilda
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#riotgrams feb 11: punctuation

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Sid2
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Currently reading Kiego Higashino's Midsummer equation.Has anybody read it? I've liked his other books. Hopefully this one will be great too :)

Update : 3.5/5 stars .. definitely recommended for Higashino fans..but don't start with this one if you've not read him before

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cathysaid
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My reading backdrop for the weekend 😍

Nat_Reads Perfect! 2y
Soubhiville Oh, lovely! 2y
Gezemice Wow. I want to be there!! 2y
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Lindy Wow! Gorgeous. 2y
cathysaid @Nat_Reads @Soubhiville @Gezemice @Lindy It is lovely, on the Elijay river in North Georgia. 👍 2y
tpixie Gorgeous!! 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
DivineDiana I can hear the sound of the river! ❤️ 2y
cathysaid @tpixie @LeahBergen @DivineDiana It was SOOO relaxing. I forget how the sound of water lulls me 😁 2y
tpixie @cathysaid it is a lovely sound!! 2y
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cathysaid
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Because when you have piles of papers to grade, a house to clean, and groceries to buy, what else should you do but go to the library? 😳

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RealLifeReading
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#junebookbugs day 20: #summerreads
This summer I hope to actually read this stack of books. I may have put The Mothers on my #tbr pile one too many times but I really hope to read it this time!!
Also, summer has barely begun but it's a #cruelsummer here with this heatwave...! @Cinfhen #junetunz

PrincessLibrarian Push The Mothers to the very top! Worth it. 2y
BriKie I'm reading The Mothers now and it's a quiet, sad, all-the-feels book. I recommend it! 2y
janeycanuck I agree with @PrincessLibrarian - the Mothers is wonderful, it should be next in your queue! 2y
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RealLifeReading @BriKie sounds great! 2y
RealLifeReading @janeycanuck I will definitely get to it before this month is up! 2y
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Hidie
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I want to see what the big deal is about this author....

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