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The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder
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May 28, 11

it was amazing
Read in February, 2011

This book was haunting, I couldn't stop thinking about it after I read it. I had never heard of the Nanking massacre until I read this book, which weaves a fictional story with the factual history of Nanking. It was a story of a student with a strange obsession about the Nanking massacre, who believes there is cinematic evidence of it in Tokyo and ventures there, with little or no resources or money, to get to the truth of it. She meets with a survivor, whose story is told in flashbacks. It is strange, gripping and compelling and a book I could not leave down for a minute. Needless to say, I read it in record time. Mo Hayder is a fantastic writer and should be rated up there with the best in her genre.
I love all of her books, but this one I think, was probably her best.
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PJ Just finished this and I loved it!

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