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Tokyo by Mo Hayder
  

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Researching atrocities in Japan can be tricky but when a sinister gangster takes a shine to you and his secret is your obsession, life can become very dangerous indeed. This is stunning, her best yet, terrific stuff

If you like Mo Hayder you might also like to read books by M R Hall, Oliver Stark and Katia Lief.

Synopsis

Tokyo by Mo Hayder

Grey has come to Tokyo in pursuit of an obsession. She is searching for a lost piece of film supposedly taken during the infamous Nanking Massacre in 1937. Some say the film never existed.

The only man who can help is a survivor of the massacre. Now working at the university in Tokyo, immersed in his books and wary of strangers, he will at first have nothing to do with her.

Desperate and alone in this alien city, Grey accepts a job as a hostess in an exclusive club catering for Japanese businessmen and gangsters. There she comes to the attention of one particular gangster. Ancient, wheelchair-bound and surrounded by a terrifying entourage, he is rumoured to rely on a strange elixir for his continued health – an elixir others want, at any price… And it is there Grey unearths the horror that links the present with the past…


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Reviews

‘Hayder shows that she is at least Thomas Harrisâ equal…she expertly piles suspense upon shockâ
DAILY TELEGRAPH

'A thriller so fast-paced and horrifying that I had to sit up until the early hours to finish it'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Haunting, lyrical, disturbing'
HARLAN COBEN

'A real page-turner...with a terrifying, gritty edge that turns the blood cold'
MINETTE WALTERS

'Ambitious and impressive, [boasts]...one of the most haunting villains since Hannibal Lecter'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Deeply felt and haunting...it sticks with you well after the last page'
MICHAEL CONNELLY

'Left me stunned and haunted. This is writing of breathtaking power and poetry'
TESS GERRITSEN

‘Catapults Mo Hayder into the front rank of contemporary thriller writersâ
Val McDermid

About the Author

Mo Hayder

After leaving school at fifteen, Mo Hayder worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University, where she now teaches.

She is the author of Birdman, The Treatment, which won the 2001 WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, and Tokyo, all published by Bantam Books.

In 2011 Mo Hayder was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

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Publication date

1st February 2005

Author

Mo Hayder

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Publisher

Bantam

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780553824858

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