Blue Light Yokohama
Newly reinstated to the homicide squad after the suicide of his predecessor, Inspector Iwata takes on the case of the inexplicable slaughter of an entire Tokyo family. The crime scene reveals troubling ritualistic details, but it soon becomes apparent that this is not the only mystery in play.
Iwata’s world drips beauty, aching trauma and a deep, murmuring darkness. From its astonishing opening – when a woman pulls a knife in a crowded cable car – to the stunning denouements of its intertwined plots, this pitch-perfect slice of Japanese noir grips the reader as its hero pursues the crimes of the Black Sun Killer.
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Obregón's full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it's consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here's hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series.
After a tantalizing prologue, Obregón maintains a high level of suspense throughout his superior fiction debut, an intricately constructed whodunit that doesn’t sacrifice depth of characterization for plot . . . While the complex mystery itself will keep readers turning pages, the book’s real strength is Iwata, a compellingly tormented lead, whose demons don’t prevent him from doggedly pursuing the truth.
An outstanding debut.Sunday Express
This beautifully written debut takes readers on a captivating and atmospheric journey around Tokyo with plenty of twists to keep them gripped until the epic conclusion
With its Japanese setting and characters, Blue Light Yokohama offers up a bold and refreshingly different take on the serial killer tale