The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

The Aosawa Murders

Riku Onda with Alison Watts (Translator)

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious slow-paced

346 pages | first published 2005

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On a stormy summer day the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryp...
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Summary of 574 reviews

Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 76%
reflective 35%
challenging 30%
tense 27%
sad 17%
emotional 12%
adventurous 3%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 43%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Plot: 28% | Character: 23%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 32% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 49% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 17% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.64

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