Keigo Higashino

Salvation of a Saint

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From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring “Detective Galileo.”
In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike.  The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as “stunning,” “brilliant,” and “ingenious.”  Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa – Detective Galileo – returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.
Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies.  His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect – except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime.  His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty.  While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter.  So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied – she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.
But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer.
Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of listeners.
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    Mau baca buku dulushared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    It is the hard way of revealing one *almost* perfect crime. We heard often about revenge best served cold, well then, this was 'killing best served at the fresh time given', even if you prepared it a long loooong time before hand.

    I love Higashino-sensei works. He always give twists that surprised me. With this one, he played with 'how' this murder was done. And of course, it had to be THAT simple yet, ilogical impressing way. Superb!

    abcshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💞Loved Up

    It was an amazing story

    dkay62shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading


    ainevlahas quoted3 years ago
    it would be a classic case of the dog biting the hand that feeds it.
    ;has quoted4 years ago
    Only a woman could come up with a trick so illogical, so full of contradictions, and so perfect
    ;has quoted4 years ago
    You have to wonder what’s going on in those heads of theirs, sometimes,

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