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Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino
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really liked it

** spoiler alert ** This was my second Keigo Higashino book after Devotion of Suspect X. In both books, he introduced just a few characters but moved them around on the chessboard that is the book, masterfully. In this story, a man, Yoshitaka Mashiba is found dead by Hiromi Wakayama when his wife, Ayane Mashiba has gone away to visit her parents. What follows is a whirlwind of an investigation of a case by Detective Kusanagi and his junior Detectives Utsumi and Kishitani. Detective "Galileo" Yukawa isn't roped into the case up until halfway through the book but once he steps in, the case definitely gets a lot more interesting.
I like Keigo's way of taking us through the story where he plays around with a lot of doubt - he plants the seed of "Could it?" early on in the plot but that doesn't take away any element of mystery and when he finally reveals what we've been waiting for, the wait is proven worthy. Here, he leaves all but the crucial details out of how Ayane really is the guilty party. But you cannot stop reading because it isn't till the ending where you find out how everything ties together neatly. I loved this book as well.
I can't wait to read the rest of his work.
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Reading Progress

March 26, 2018 – Started Reading
March 27, 2018 – Shelved
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March 30, 2018 – Finished Reading

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