Six Four

Six Four

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 28/10/2016
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Six Four
Heavy on police office politics and police/press relations.
Abandoned at 150 pages. I don't read a lot of crime novels, but I'm a pretty big Japanophile and lived there for nearly 3 years, so I thought I'd give this... READ MORE
Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street


SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER. To find your missing daughter. To hold her in alive in your arms. Mikami doubted there was anything a parent wouldn’t put themselves through in order to achieve such a goal. The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no reader could predict. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. A Japanese crime phenomenon and an early hit in 2016 with Waterstones’ booksellers, Six Four sold over a million copies in just six days in Japan and became an instant bestseller upon publication in the UK. Author Hideo Yokoyama worked as an investigative reporter for twelve years before turning to fiction, Six Four is his sixth novel but the first to be translated into English.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781848665286
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Weight: 450g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 44 mm

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Six Four
Excellent read
I would definitely recommend this book and I finished it within days. The Japanese setting was especially fascinating since the cultures, procedures and st... READ MORE
Madiha Taiwo
Six Four
slow burner but great depth and story.
Georgie Piacentini
Six Four
Slowly devastating
I could not put it down, staying far too late on subsequent nights, totally engrossed. This is not quite a thriller, barely a crime novel to some extent - ... READ MORE
Six Four
Maybe it's me?
I found the prefecture, police and press all to be so boring! I wanted a good plot that would make me want to pick the book up at every opportunity? How... READ MORE
Jacqueline Batt
Six Four
A Long Look at the Japanese Police
For a police procedural, this is a pretty substantial volume - 635 pages in the paperback edition I have. Writing to that length can be risky in any genre:... READ MORE
Paul Trembling
Six Four
Maybe it’s just me...but no
Slow burner, took me so long to read due to how awful i found it and could not get into it at all. Would not advise anyone i know to read it. The ending wa... READ MORE
Charlotte Parkinson