Penance by Kanae Minato

Penance

Kanae Minato with Philip Gabriel (Translator)

Penance

Kanae Minato with Philip Gabriel (Translator)

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2009

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When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko weren't able to accurat...
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Summary of 598 reviews

Moods

dark 97%
mysterious 63%
sad 61%
tense 52%
emotional 44%
challenging 25%
reflective 20%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 30%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 35% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 35% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.74

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