"Miyabe is a subtle observer of a country on a cusp...Her American readers can only hope for more chances to see through her eyes." --Los Angeles Times"First published in Japan in 1991, Miyabe's taut suspense novel should win her new fans in the U.S. In the atmospheric opening, magazine investigative reporter Shogo Kosaka, who's driving at night through a typhoon that has struck near Tokyo, gives a lift to a high school boy marooned on the side of the road, Shinji Inamura. In the course of their rainsoaked journey, Shinji tells Shogo he has psychic abilities. After they happen on a father looking for his missing son, who's named Daisuke, Shinji has a vision of the two men responsible for Daisuke's disappearance (and murder). Despite initial skepticism, the journalist agrees to check the teenager's claims. Japan's #1 bestselling mystery author, Miyabe (The Devil's Whisper) keeps the reader guessing whether Shinji really has special powers or is scamming Shogo, and maintains the tension throughout." --Publishers Weekly"Miyabe keeps the reader guessing...and maintains the tension throughout." --Publishers Weekly"This novel is a balance of suspense and mystery mixed with the supernatural. For fans of Japanese crime fiction and Miyabe's other titles, specifically Crossfire, this will be a good choice. A strong title for any mystery reader." --Library Journal
About the Author
Best-selling author MIYUKI MIYABE has written more than 40 novels, including four previous works in English translation published by Kodansha: All She Was Worth, Shadow Family, Crossfire and The Devils Whisper (available in trade paperback in April 2009). Among her many awards is Japans top honor for popular literature, the Naoki Prize. Her books have been translated into over 15 languages. She is also the author of the young adult novel Brave Story, which won ALAs Batchelder Award.