Goodreads: The Last Train (Detective Hiroshi #1)

Author: Michael Pronko

Published: 2017 (Raked Gravel Press)

Source: Audible – Copy from Author

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime in Tokyo. He’s lost his girlfriend and still dreams of his time studying in America, but with a stable job, his own office and a half-empty apartment, he’s settled in.

When an American businessman turns up dead, his mentor Takamatsu calls him out to the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from a security camera video suggests the killer was a woman, but in Japan, that seems unlikely. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step—or a push—away.” – Goodreads (Not full blurb)

Review: I’ve never read any books about Japan, only watched movies. So this was a pleasant change of scene. I got to learn more about Japenese culture. I didn’t realize how common suicide was in Japan, the number of suicides by trains is insane. The story was really great. It left you guessing why the person was doing what they were doing. You knew the killer from the get-go which is also a nice change. You saw both sides of the story, the killer’s side and the police’s side.

I did have a little issue with keeping track with the names, but that is most likely just me with that issue.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Doesn’t affect my review)