a fantastic read. This book won the 51st Mystery Writers of Japan award. For me, this book is about finding yourself one day not sure about your life. Not sure you are happy, not sure you want to continue, either in the life you have or in life at all. This book is about being in that situation and making a decision, then making another, then another until you are not your previous self and all you can do is continue to make another decision. All these decisions are made for one reason. To get out. To get out of the relationship you are in, the job you are in, the family you are in, the life you are in.
Excellent writing, it's part mystery part suspense thriller, part crime drama. The story is about 4 women who band together and take on the situation they have created for themselves. At times it can be a bit preachy and a bit hating on males but that could just be because I'm a male.
I love this book and it's way of encapsulating you into the story and lives of these characters. They feel real, feel varied, and each decision feels logical. Logical in the sense that someone in that position could very well have made that decision.
buy it, read it, then read it again. It will be worth your time.