S slightly to their favour while peppering the narrative with new facts The various perspectives are strong and depict the differences in age mentality and ability of those given the narrative reins which can force a reader to relax their preconceived notions The story is not like anything I have read before both because of its Japanese influenced references and individualised approach to the subject matter This is unlike many thrillers English and translated alike that I have read proving both refreshing and mind cramping I was impressed to see the story develop as it did and am interested to read Minato s second piece which seems to be receiving the same type of praiseKudos Madam Minato for such a thought provoking novel Full of the criminal element and personal angst I can see why you received such literary praiseLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge Confessions revolves around the revenge plot contrived by a middle school teacher Yuko Moriguchi Her four year daughter Manami accidentally dies on the school grounds but on further investigation she learns it wasn t an accident Heartbroken she decides to resign but during her last lecture to the class she reveals the truth about the incident and sets in motion a plan to avenge her daughter The story showcases the lives of the people in the aftermath of her confession Confessions is one of the most uniue and twisted psychological thrillers I ve read It was such a page turning experience The story was narrated by different characters which provide a fresh
to the story reveals information So what we learn in the beginning gets completely amended as we learn in detail about the incident and the motivation of the characters The narration was sharp and devoid of emotions Once I started reading I just couldn t put it down Weak people find even weaker people to be their victims And the victimized often feel that they have only two choices put up with the pain or end their suffering in death But they re wrong The world you live in is much bigger than that If the place in which you find yourself is too painful I say you should be free to seek another less painful place of refuge There is no shame in seeking a safe place I want you to believe that somewhere in this wide world there is a place for you a safe haven It s a dark story about dysfunctional families obsession cruelty the uest for love the uest for revenge When we think about children we always picture them as some ind of sweet and innocent beings but this book shows just how much of cruelty they are capable of and are able to get away with It also highlights the role of the family society and environment in shaping them The story is unpredictable and full of twists and is topped off with an unexpected endingAll in all I enjoyed this book #If You Re Looking #you re looking a good Japanese psychological thriller then go for itRead On Blog 45 Stars THIS BOOK This is a book I would recommend to everyone The twists and the turns were incredible Nearly every twist and turn nocked me off my feet and that is SO rare as I predict so many twists in thrillers and mystery books This book should really have the success of books like Gone Girl The Girl on the Train because it s just so awesome I m not going to say anything to give the story itself away because I don "t want to ruin it Story 45 Stars Writing 4 Stars Execution "want to ruin it Story 45 Stars Writing 4 Stars Execution Stars This book was almost perfect Things dropped off a teeny bit in the middle of the story but the ending completely made up for it It just was so thought out and everything fit together so well too I would 100000% recommend this and I would definitely read something else by Kanae Minato She s definitely not your run of the mill author she s insanely talented and a natural writer and storyteller This book was FUCKED Oh my GOD I read a fair amount of dark and twisty things but this went above and beyond anything I ve ever read before I audibly gasped twice while reading it Jfc I m honestly still too shook to write a coherent review so in short this book was fucked the fuck up read at your own riskTW murder animal cruelty depressio. Ta é a sua vingança.
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sometimes despite how unadorned the prose is sometime i felt it taking too long to get to the conclusion and would have worked better at a faster pace considering the genre i did really enjoy the structure a sort of nest of confessions with an increasingly paranoid tone and i appreciated the way that the motivations for seemingly inexcusable actions are revealed and you begin to be able to sympathize and understand the characters a little better but then we re off into another viewpoint and all the good intentions or misguided reasons have already been tainted and transformed into new violent acts and it s just too late for anyone to be savedbleak deadly destructivecome to my blog Insidiously viciousWhat a riveting opening and explosive ending view spoilerPun appropriately intended hide spoiler Her pupils murdered her daughter she will have her revenge That was as much as I need to now about this novel in order for it to engage my interest Firstly I would never have come across this book if it wasn t for a friend here on Good reads who s review encouraged me to read this wonderful novelI really enjoyed this story of revenge by Japanese writer Kanae Minato and found myself intrigued by the happenings in this Japanese schoolI listened to this book and the chapters are narrated in alternating voices and I enjoyed the narrator very muchThis is a dark and disturbing novel that had lots of unexpected twists and turns to eep the reader interested The writing is simplistic and yet the author manages to captivate her readers with an imaginative and entertaining plot I love complex and dislikable characters so be warned this book is not for readers who are looking for loveable charactersFor a short novel this one really packs a punch and I will recommend this one to many of my friendsI think readers who enjoyed like Defending Jacob may enjoy this one Needing a uick book to fill my time before ending a holiday I turned to Kanae Minato s debut thriller that spins a murderous tale from many perspectives Yuko Moriguchi has chosen to retire from teaching after her young daughter drowned in a pool As a single mother the death hit hard and Moriguchi faces her students one final time to deliver an end of year lecture During this final address she admits that the death of her daughter was no accident and that two students are responsible choosing not to reveal them to the class She has taken it upon herself to exact a form of revenge even after the police deemed the death an accident What follows is a telling of the events through the eyes of many each with their own truths and revelations The students parents and Moriguchi herself are touched by these perspectives which enrich the revenge and leave everyone a little vulnerable to the truth A wonderfully crafted story that eeps the reader s attention throughout Those who love a thriller with many hidden revelations will enjoy this and need #not worry about the translation as it eeps a seamless narrativeWhile this book #worry about the translation as it eeps a seamless narrativeWhile this book apparently an international sensation I had not heard about it I am glad I scrolled through my local library and found it which has fit nicely into the end of my holiday reading period Minato does well in presenting this piece which allows the reader to see the story particularly the crime through the eyes of many characters thereby offering motives and enriching the greater story Yuko Moriguchi is an interesting character given the first opportunity to tell her version of events The reader is likely locked into this truth through the long opening chapter and their beliefs are only then shaped by subseuent characters all of whom twist event. Inaram a sua filha Es. .dragging sometimes despite how unadorned the prose is sometime i felt it
I came across this book by accident when I read a review on Goodreads It intrigued me enough to download it and I was immediately hooked The novel begins with a teacher telling her students that she is resigning from middle school A single mother to a four year old daughter her students believe she is leaving because of a terrible tragedy which saw her little girl found dead in the school pool However in a speech at the end of term the teacher relates the story of what happened that day and of how two students in the class are guilty of her murderThis is a literary mystery We 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate know what happened and wenow who did it but what unfolds is the story of the teacher s revenge and the conseuences of her actions Different chapters are told from the viewpoint of different characters one of the students in the class the two boys accused of the murder one of the boys sisters and his mother s diary entries We learn of what led the two boys to their actions and there is also a few delicious plot twists along the wayIf you are willing to try something a little different then this will reward you with an excellent read Japan is obviously culturally very different from the UK I worked for a Japanese company for some years but regardless of whether you now anything about the country and the people or not is irrelevant Yes the attitudes are often a little different the teacher Moriguchi is looked down upon by parents in the class for being a single parent to Manami children of divorced parents generally live with the father and not the mother the children strive for perfection in their marks at school and are often sent to cram schools after class and teachers are much highly respected but these are minor things that are easily understood and sympathised with The author creates great tension excellent characters and a really interesting plot I
forward to reading by Kanae Minato and hope of novels are translated into English In Japan she is described as the ueen of iyamisu literally a eww mystery where readers blurt out Eww while reading her books However this is certainly not physically revolting or grisly in any way although it does deal with the very dark side of human nature and what motivates people whether it is to look for notoriety or to revenge the loss of the child you hold most dear This novel is an unreliable multiple "First Person POV Epistolary "person POV epistolary debut novelview spoilerwell there are 2 chapters that are not epistolary like hide spoiler Brilliantly constructed but pointless I m disappointed given the volume of buzz and strong recommendations for this novel Still Confessions is original and offers a sterling and surprising ending this book is delivered in a stark and barebones prose but the story itself is surprisingly convoluted and intricatethe first chapter is told in the form of a lecture as a teacher addresses her class with what appears to be a series of "Anecdotal Non Seuiturs About "non seuiturs about new milk program at school the announcement of her impending retirement the illness of a famous teacher at another school the recent death of her four year old daughter manami etc etc but slowly subtly her lecture becomes a tightening noose as these seemingly unconnected stories take on a chilling import as she ultimately accuses two students in the classroom sh ya and naoki of causing manami s death and then very casually drops the bombshell of the horrifying revenge she has already set in motion her detached offhandedness makes this final lecture incredibly shocking and when the teasingly meandering narrative starts to firm up and show its true shape it s just like BOOM class is dismissedthe second chapter threw me for a loop at first new voice new tone who s this then turns out this chapter is told from the POV of a girl in the class mizuki the class president who witnesses and reports on the aftermath of the teacher s revenge plot admission and the way it affects the two accused boys and how the revelation that they are murderers causes the other children to treat them short answer badlyfrom there the chapter voice is handed off to each of accused two boys in turn and a chapter from naoki s sister and then it circles back. Os seus alunos assass.Look Forward To Reading By Kanae Minato And Hope Of