A Novel

Book - 2014
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger: Moriguchi Yuko is a middle school teacher whose four-year-old daughter has been murdered by two of her students. She comes to a decision to leave the school but, before she does, she makes a shocking confession to her class, telling them that she has an elaborate plan for vengeance to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death and that she has already taken steps to ensure the criminals will not go unpunished.
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First English language edition
ISBN: 9780316200929
Branch Call Number: F MIN
Characteristics: 234 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 18, 2017

A teachers revenge on her students...the execution of a puzzle fitting together...its twisty and
turney and unexpected....brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 22, 2016

Wow. Couldn't stop reading this from the moment I picked it up.

The book starts off with a teachers retirement speech, and the revelation that her child drowned in the swimming pool. But it was not an accident...

From that moment on, Minato takes the reader through six different persepctives - six different lives that are involved in the story, from pupil to teacher, to mother, to accomplice...

I was kept guessing until the very end. This is usually not my kind of book, but it was just so incredibly well written and easy to read, that despite the nightmare-inducing subject matter, I couldn't put it down. Incredible.

Apr 28, 2015

Very interesting story

Mar 05, 2015

The synopsis of the story in the previous opinion of the critics short descriptions are very good. I would however like to add that the problems outlined in the story are universal and not just something experienced in Japanese society. This novel would be great reading for any parent and something we can all learn from. I enjoyed it and read it very quickly because I had to find out the ending. I highly recommend this novel.

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