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Stephen Snyder, tr. New York. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown. ISBN Confessions, the debut novel from Minato Kanae (b. ), is a . Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) is a Japanese drama film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, based on housewife-turned-author Kanae Minato’s debut. Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery The English edition of Minato’s Confessions, published in August , was described by a critic as “the Gone Girl of Japan.” Wall Street Journal.

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Built the same way as her excellent Penance, it is a simple plot seen by different points of view. By the last two chapters, I simply couldn’t put the book down.

I want you to believe that somewhere in this wide world there is a place for you, a safe haven.

The shocks were subtle mimato so natural that you can’t help but feel that’s how it should be. May 24, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing Recommended to Asghar by: Good book, recommended for fans of literary fiction and mysteries.


I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. It intrigued me enough to download it and I was immediately hooked. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Review: ‘Confessions’ by Kanae Minato – Chicago Tribune

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The teacher knows who did it and decides to punish the students in her own way by giving one last lecture before minsto. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Having revealed their identities, she explained that because the killers, as minors, are protected by the Juvenile Law ofturning them in wouldn’t make a difference. The Devotion of Suspect X: It was just – I mean, I’m honestly not dissapointed. It’s a revenge tale about screwed up, damaged narrators who each get to tell a piece of the story, so you won’t have all the pieces of the puzzle until If the plethora of J-horror coming out of Japan the last 15 years hasn’t convinced you of the country’s own unique brand of crazy pants in the best, most entertaining way, then this book will.


We hear from each of the main players in the tragedy, and each time something new is revealed. Notify me of new comments via email. View all 28 comments.

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I’m not going to say anything to give the conessions itself away because I don’t want to ruin it. And if you end up loving it, a Goodreads friend recently told me about the film version, which is right now being shipped to my house. She’s definitely not your run of the mill author, she’s insanely talented and a natural writer and storyteller. The author creates great tension, excellent characters and a really interesting plot.

The first person accounts give the readers a look into each of the characters’ mindsets. By Laura Eggertson Special to the Star. Many accept it as a truism that Japan is a country in which morality is situationally determined, and the stereotype does, of course, reflect one aspect kwnae the culture.