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Publisher Description

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie's disappearance and followed the massive search for her, the long investigation, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the trust of her family and friends, won unique access to the Japanese detectives and Japan's convoluted legal system, and delved deep into the mind of the man accused of the crime, Joji Obara, described by the judge as "unprecedented and extremely evil."

The result is a book at once thrilling and revelatory, "In Cold Blood for our times" (Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary and Little Bee).

The People Who Eat Darkness is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2012
May 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Meadowswoman ,

People who eat darkness

I read many many true-crime novels. This was way too long and drawn out but still it drew me in. Of course the true case was way too long and drawn out, also. Back to Ann Rule.

Ajoyner70 ,

Easy read, informative as well as captivating

While the book jumps around quite a bit, it holds your attention, provides interesting anecdotes of Japanese and British culture and keeps you on the roller coaster ride of an almost decade long journey for justice. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it!

rudydot ,

Provocative

Varied information from history and culture of police system to wartime inner action between Japan, China and Korea, and many other esoteric topics was fascinating to me. Clearly written as a tale of corruption and murder--but with a few incomplete and loose ends concerning related, interlaced tales.

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