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Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Last Stop Tokyo

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Hard to believe this is a debut for the writing is so assured, with an incredibly vivid sense of place and the characters draw you in brilliantly to a momentus plot that's chock full of twists and turns that will leave you gasping. Alex, the main protagonist is aiming for a new life in the slow lane in Tokyo, thousands of miles away from the hurt he has caused. But he is so drawn in by what's on offer he finds it impossible to have a quiet life particularly when he meets the mysterious and seductive Naoko. This fast-paced thriller is well worth setting aside time for.


Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

The funny thing with suffering is just when you think you've suffered enough, you realize it's only the beginning. Alex thought running away would make everything better. Six thousand miles from the mistakes he's made and the people he's hurt, Tokyo seems like the perfect escape. A new life, a new Alex. The bright lights and dark corners of this alien and fascinating city intoxicate him, and he finds himself transfixed by this country, which feels like a puzzle that no one can quite explain. And when Alex meets the enigmatic and alluring Naoko, the peace he sought slips ever further from his grasp. After all, trust is just betrayal waiting to happen and Alex is about to find out that there's no such thing as rock bottom. There's always the chance it'll get worse.


A fine debut - fast-paced and bleak, with a vivid setting and gut-wrenching twists Mick Herron

A vivid and noirish tale of an Englishman abroad discovering that you can run from everything but yourself. James Buckler is one to watch. Simon Beckett, bestselling author of The Chemistry of Death

About the Author

James Buckler grew up in the South West of England and currently lives in London though he has lived in America and Japan, where he worked as an English teacher. He studied Film at the University of Westminster and worked in film & TV for many years, most notably as a post-production specialist for MTV and BBC Films. Last Stop Tokyo is his debut novel.

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Publication date

24th August 2017


James Buckler

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Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


288 pages


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