Publisher: Penguin UK
Weight: 420 g
Who wears the same black suit every day.
Boards the same train to work each morning.
And arrives home to his wife and son each night.
But he has a secret.
He likes to kill people.
Exiled detective Kosuke Iwata is asked back to the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo.
An English exchange student has been murdered, the Olympics are just days away and those high up want this case closed fast.
But Kosuke Iwata is not a man to be hurried. What he doesn't realise is that out there is a killer so apparently unremarkable he's impossible to find . . .
I personally think that it goes without saying the Unknown Male has secured a place in my Top 5 of the year 2021 collection. Absolutely outstanding. Thumbs up to Nicolas Obregon.
Unknown Male is a gripping thrillers that are based in Tokyo, Japan. It is a complex, twisting mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end.
Truly a book to lose yourself in. Let’s hope that this isn’t the last we see of Iwata and the city that won’t let him go.
This is a beautifully written novel, you can visualise the city and the diverse range of characters with ease, everything all feels so vividly alive, with its echoes of the old classic crime noirs. A brilliant read.
This is the third book to feature the intellectually brilliant but psychologically scarred Inspector Iwata. He returns to his native Japan after years in America, as a stranger in a strange land, not a welcome prodigal son. But he’s the perfect person to assign to a sensitive case which involves the death of a young English woman. Very interesting.
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