I just finished the Millenium trilogy and perhaps that why i felt so unaffected by this book;however, this is still the first ever disappointment i've experienced since i stumbled upon Audible.com 5 years ago. It is also unfortunate that this is the first time i listened to a recommendation from Audible. In short: no character development, no intrigue, and a plot as thick as an episode of Dragnet. A waste of 11 hours of my life.
I was looking for a short book to keep me entertained between longer, tougher books. This filled the bill. Well-written and well-read.
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino is the beginning of a different kind of a police procedural, which uses wit and supreme intelligence to solve crimes. This is an intelligent mystery of 'how could this have happened.'
A mathematical genius and his physicist genius friend are comrades and foes in this mystery. The question being "Is it more difficult to formulate an unsolvable problem or to solve that problem." The characterization and atmosphere gladly take
second place in this fantastic new style of mystery. Though 'new' for most of the mysteries written today, it definitely has the feel of a Sherlock Holmes type conundrum! Fascinating and thought provoking throughout, though we know who did the murder, the 'how' was enthralling to the very end!!
I got hooked on this listening to a free first chapter, and couldn't wait to read the rest. It's really well done--suspenseful and carefully plotted. It was a treat to listen to and I will listen to more by this author (and I really enjoyed the narrator as well!)
This is a really interesting idea for a story. Also, the setting and culture added to book's intrigue.
The ending was unexpected - it wasn't all about her.
David Pittu seemed to have a slight accent I thought, and that helped make me feel the culture of the country it was set in.
Ishigami was a pretty deep guy.
A book I am still thinking about a week after finishing--is certainly worth 5-stars in my rating system. This book has a brainy plot that slowly and methodically reveals the depth of "devotion."
This is a how-it-was-done rather than a whodunnit that really keeps your attention. Excellent plot and writing. I recommend it to all.
I enjoyed to twists and turns of the story. I thought I knew what happened, but in the end, I found out more.