The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

By Keigo Higashino & Alexander O. Smith

  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 6.76 MB
Score: 4.0
From 56 Ratings


The Devotion of Suspect X This e-book now includes preview chapters from Higashino's newest mystery, SALVATION OF A SAINT. Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step.
When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.


  • Amazed by Keigo Higashino’s Work

    By Ryuku San
    First of, DON’T READ THE BLURB -the little description of the book. I’m going to repeat this for every other Higashino’s book, because the blurb is full of spoilers and ruins the experience: it gives away too much! Other than that all I can truly say without spoiling it for you guys, is that this guy is a genius when it comes to creating an intricate plot. The writing keeps you going way past your bed time. Now, I don’t know who’s writing the blurbs on Higashino’s books, but you sir, are doing an splendid job at ruining the plot and the experience of reading this an other Higashino’s books for all of us. Thank you! One last thing, Publishers Weekly mentions that you might get confuse with the Japanese names in the story. Don’t worry, if you have more than a 50 points IQ, you won’t.
  • Wonderful read, till the last page

    By chitore
    Kept me going to the end. Wonderfully thought out. Great characters. Good plot that drives forward constantly. A very different take on murder and human motivations. Everything was great till the very last page. The ending was sudden and quite surprising in it's abruptness and lack of bite.
  • Good story

    By Limin' in de VI
    What a different way to look at a murder story.
  • One word:

    By Reedpeterw
  • Too long , good story , bad ending

    By bubsz
    Truly about a man 's devotion to the woman he loves. Would be good if it were 200 pages shorter. The ending is disappointing and falls very flat. Too bad! Could have been a good read.