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Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino
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When a man is discovered dead by poisoning in his empty home his beautiful wife, Ayane, immediately falls under suspicion. All clues point to Ayane being the logical suspect, but how could she have committed the crime when she was hundreds of miles away?As Tokyo police detective Kusanagi tries to unpick a seemingly unrelated sequence of events he finds himself falling for Ayane. When his judgement becomes dangerously clouded his assistant must call on an old friend for help; it will take a genius to unravel the most spectacular web of deceit they have ever faced...SALVATION OF A SAINT is a magnificently complex and page-turning thriller starring international crime fiction's most enigmatic sleuth.This is essential reading for all fans of exceptional crime fiction.
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MamaGina
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I‘m enjoying this one so much I‘m staying up past my bedtime reading 🛌 📖 💛
#MrBook1inaMillion
#LitsyPartyofOne
#24B4Monday

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Cathythoughts
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I did think this was very good ! Cleverly done. Maybe a little too complicated & too precise ... for my liking. I liked The Devotion of Suspect X the best ( so far )
still a pick 👍🏻

gradcat I liked these books, too, but I agree with you about the complicated plotting. These books remind me very much of James Church‘s “Inspector O” series (I‘m reading one of them now). They are set in N. Korea. If you‘re interested, the first one is 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Too ‘precise‘ perhaps is the word 😉. 8mo
Cathythoughts @gradcat thanks!! I will have a look at that one 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! Under the microscope 😂. Good though ! They love their coffee ☕️ 8mo
gradcat You‘re very welcome, my dear. And, by the way, I just posted my review of the second book in the series, if you care to read it. There will be a bit more info on the protagonist and his thankless job there: 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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Have been feeling unsettled... So , finally relaxing into tagged book . Went for morning walk by the river . Went to town & got Joseph OConnors new book Shadowplay ( love him) 🥰. Made a crustless quiche. I feel that relaxed reading vibe coming on. And I have a day off ♥️👍🏻

BarbaraBB I am really looking forward to this book! I loved Suspect X! 8mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB me too 👍🏻 8mo
DivineDiana Sounds like a lovely day! ❤️ 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly Enjoy! 8mo
batsy Enjoy your day 💕 8mo
Tamra Yum, olives! 8mo
Kalalalatja Enjoy your day! 8mo
LeahBergen It all sounds lovely! 8mo
JennyM Hope you‘ve had a great day 😘 8mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM it turned out well. Thanks Jenny 😘 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m in that wonderful place ... just finished a brilliant book .. and needing a change of pace .. and trying to decide what to read next ... I‘m going for this one , recommended by @erzascarletbookgasm ... decision just made ♥️👍🏻

erzascarletbookgasm Exciting! Let‘s see if you like this 😉 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I loved the first one ... I think this will be just what the doctor ordered... I only wish I could read this one under Spanish skies too ♥️👍🏻 8mo
Tamra This sounds good! 8mo
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Tamra I‘m going to put a hold on the audio ASAP - right now I‘m at my max audio holds. 😆 8mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts should I read the first? Do they stand alone? 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I read the first one The Devotion of Suspect X. I would be inclined to start with that first one ! It‘s very good too 👍🏻 (edited) 8mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I will put a hold on the first. Thanks for the recommendation! 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s a good thriller ♥️👍🏻 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This police procedural will have you wanting to finish it in one sitting. Det. Kusanagi, his partner, and physicist Yukawa dubbed ‘Det. Galileo‘ once again work together to solve a crime. The plot is simple, the crime is brilliant..an almost perfect crime. From earlier on, we are led to suspect a character, but that doesn‘t take away the suspense and will still keep us hooked on. An absorbing ‘howdunnit‘. I liked this better than the first book.👍

Cinfhen Do you need to read the first book to appreciate this one??? It sounds really good!!! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen they can be read as stand-alone. Both deal with Detective Kusanagi and his unconventional, genius physics professor friend, Yukawa. 8mo
Freespirit Sounds great! 8mo
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Cinfhen Do u recommenced reading the first book?? 8mo
Cathythoughts Better than Suspect X ??! Stacked ♥️👍🏻 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes! The first book is equally absorbing and very clever! @Cinfhen 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This second book in the ‘Detective Galileo‘ series is so good!
If you‘ve enjoyed the first one, The Devotion Of Suspect X, you‘ll enjoy this as well, or even more. I am finding it hard to put the book down!

#currentlyreading

BarbaraBB I‘ve bought it after I read Suspect X which I loved. I am postponing reading it because I am looking forward to it so much! 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders TY I have had X on the shelf for do long. Every book in this series sounds great so I better get on it soon! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I hope you‘ll get to X soon! @BarbaraBB I devoured it! 8mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Another winner. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire team. Higashino has taken the procedural to a new level. Can‘t wait to read the next one.

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Lauren.Archer
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Finished the Devotion Of Suspect X yesterday and moving right onto to the next one on the series.

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fleeting
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It's official and I've just realized it: Higashino is my go-to author when I just want to curl up in bed and relax. His books are simple, comfort foods which you crave, chips you can't stop popping in your mouth, candies you keep sucking. I'm already stressing over the fact that he only has a few translated in English. This one was not as good as Naoko or Devotion, but like I said, he's a guilty pleasure. On to my 4th!

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fleeting
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Two more by Higashino. I have never read Stieg Larsson so I don't understand the reference. 😕

BarbaraBB I did read Stieg Larsson but I don‘t get the comparison either. I am loving Higashino too, just finished 11mo
fleeting @BarbaraBB yay a fellow Higashino lover! I just recently discovered him. So far I've read 3 books and his books are like candy!! 😄 11mo
BarbaraBB This was my first but I think I am hooked. I ordered another one immediately! 11mo
fleeting @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy his other books too! You should also try his standalone novel! 11mo
BarbaraBB Looking good! I‘m gonna check out if I can get a copy somewhere! 11mo
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m.galehuxley
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This was my least favorite book of his. It wasn‘t bad, but I was ruined by reading Journey Under the Midnight Sun first.

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Christyco125
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A procedural worthy of Sherlock. The mystery is not so much who committed the murder but how and why. It was interesting change from most western crime novels. #InTranslation #2018christyread

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EvieBee
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“Kusanagi had met plenty of good, admirable people who‘d been turned into murderers by circumstance. There was something about them he always seemed to sense, an aura that they shared. Somehow, their transgressions freed them from the confines of a mortal existence, allowing them to perceive the great truths of the universe. At the same time...they straddled the line between sanity and madness.”
☕️☕️☕️☕️

BarbaraBB Wow... 2y
EvieBee @BarbaraBB So good! Two in a row so far. I don‘t usually do that. I like to savor books in a series. But they‘re so good. 2y
BarbaraBB What‘s the name of the first one? 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks! Stacked that one to start with! 2y
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EvieBee
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Okay, might as well jump into the next book in this series. The first book (The Devotion of Suspect X) was so good!!!

#CurrentlyListeningTo #Libby #AudioBook #CurrentlyReading

Avanders ... mind blown. I had no idea it was a series!! 2y
EvieBee @Avanders Yes!! Three books in translation up to this point. The third one is called 2y
Avanders Thanks!! 🤗 2y
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Matilda
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*looks up from book* by all means please eat a dead fish in front of me.

DGRachel 😱 2y
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Matilda
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Maureen
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Reading more mysteries lately!

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Abailliekaras
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Really enjoyed this detective story set in Tokyo. Interesting premise and engaging characters, the likeable but flawed detective Kusanagi trying to solve the mystery with the help of his physicist friend Yukawa.

cathysaid Coincidence...I just posted a review of Under The Midnight Sun. It was my first Higashino and I loved it! I'll have to check this one out. 3y
Abailliekaras Thanks @cathysaid I'll check it out! 3y
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Abailliekaras
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Inadvertent Tokyo #bookhaul at Kinokuniya 🙄📚

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RealLifeReading
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I have such a weakness for Japanese crime fiction. Especially by Keigo Higashino. So far I've read The Devotion of Suspect X and Under the Midnight Sun. Hopefully more of his works will be translated!

saresmoore Ooh, I'm intrigued! 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 i love Japanese crime fiction, too! well, i am noir and crime book junkie 😊 3y
DGRachel I've been working on expanding my crime fiction selections internationally, but I don't think I have anything by this author. Hmm... 3y
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mhillis This one was good! 3y
ApoptyGina69 You just reminded me about Japantown by Barry Lancet. Crime novel that takes place in San Francisco and Tokyo. I read it a couple years ago and enjoyed. Was supposed to be a series and a possible JJ Abrams project. Hmmmm...? 3y
TheWordJar This was so good! My favorite has been The Devotion of Suspect X so far. Working on Under the Midnight Sun now. I ❤️ Higashino!! 3y
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RealLifeReading
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I've got four great comics from the library (see yesterday's post), downloaded these six library e-books and will pull a few more physical books from my shelves because part of the #readathon fun is making up those crazy stacks of books.

Have you read any of these?

Nicohlay Shadowshaper was pretty interesting! The audiobook of it was very entertaining mostly because of the narrator and her accents lol 3y
cariashley I have Love Is the Drug but haven't read it, never see it posted so haven't bumped it up. Would love to know what people think. Bollywood Affair is really fun! 3y
mdemanatee I really enjoyed Re Jane! Didn't think it got enough buzz when it came out. 3y
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WOCreads Great stack! I really liked the Due book. Happy readathoning!😃 3y
lrh9 Shadowshaper is hands down the best fiction book I've read this year. And that's saying something. 😊 3y
readinginthedark No, but I met Sonali Dev in New Orleans recently, and she is hilarious in person! 3y
Matilda 💙💙💙💙Shadowshaper and Bollywood bride. 3y
Matilda Whoops I meant affair but actually no I loved both of them 💙📚 3y
mhillis Salvation of a Saint was good! 3y
RealLifeReading @Nicohlay I always forget to look into audiobooks!! 3y
RealLifeReading @cariashley yeah I've not seen Love is the Drug mentioned before! Am looking forward to Bollywood Affair! 3y
RealLifeReading @mdemanatee good to hear that! 3y
RealLifeReading @Ifyoucanreadthis_Bina you know I loved her The Good House so much! I'm looking forward to this one! 3y
RealLifeReading @lrh9 wow! Definitely high praise! 3y
RealLifeReading @readinginthedark Sometimes that's what convinces me to read a book! 3y
RealLifeReading @Matilda glad to hear that!! Can't wait! 3y
RealLifeReading @mhillis I'm a fan of Higashino! 3y
danibourgon Nope but Re Jane was written by a co-workers cousin. 3y
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rajithr
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Have you read Kigashino? I find his Police Detective Kusanagi quite a hero, delivering the killer punch in this novel.

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