🌸Japanese Customer : Book Review: 🌸 Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino


March 28, 2022

Book Review: 🌸 Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino

                                                              Book: Silent Parade

Author: Keigo Higashino

Translated by: Giles Murray

Year: 2018

Pages: 344

ISBN: 978 -1-4087-1497



"This novel is set in west Tokyo in Kikuno.

 The family runs a local restaurant and has two daughters but one disappears suddenly while pursuing her dream of singing.

The suspect for her disappearance is well known to the police for a past unsolved crime.

Detectives find themselves at a loss of what to do but Professor Yukawa slowly and masterfully tries to piece together the scene.

 We learn about piano training in adolescence, that Japan still has a death penalty, address changes are registered at the local ward office, as is the head of the household, no privacy at hoe as everyone knows your business whether you want them to or not, superstition’s of getting rid of evil by throwing salt, why men and women click their tongue, the role, and impact of mother in-laws in a traditional Japanese marriage, food such as kaki fry, isshoubin sake battles and takiawase (Professor Yukawa’s favourite dish).


Higashino has a great storytelling method which will leave you hooked until the last page."

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