fiction crime mystery mysterious medium-paced

298 pages | first published 2005

Description

Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one day, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries t...
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Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 45%
tense 37%
emotional 20%
sad 17%
adventurous 15%
challenging 12%
reflective 10%
hopeful 2%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 20%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 23% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | N/A: 29% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 11%

Average rating

3.96