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A Tokyo police procedural with a brilliant twist

When a cold case of child-murder is reopened, the investigator’s own daughter goes missing in Hideo Yokoyama’s spellbinding thriller, Six Four

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

Six Four Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies

Quercus, pp.640, £16.99, ISBN: 9781848665255

The plot of Hideo Yokoyama’s Six Four begins in 1989, with the murder of Shoko, a seven-year-old girl. Fourteen years later the perpetrator has yet to be apprehended, and the case is viewed as Tokyo’s police force’s most damning failure. The commissioner of police plans to visit the home of Shoko’s father to pay his condolences, and to insist that the murderer will be brought to justice.

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