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夜警 (Night watch)
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Author 赤川次郎
Page count 312
Natively: Level 31

Summary

Japanese

巨大な複合施設〈Kヒルズ〉の夜警である栄田雄一郎は、深夜の巡回中にまるで幽霊のような少女と出会う。少女はヒルズ内の住居で行われている殺人計画の現場に栄田を連れてゆく。その後、栄田と関わる人間たちが次々と不可解な死を迎えるが、いずれも少女が関わっていた

English

A night watchman meets a girl who appears to be a ghost while on patrol in a large housing complex. She takes him to the scene of a murder. Subsequently people he is close to are inexplicably killed.
Described by others on this forum as “It’s sex, violence, and a bit of supernatural stuff but it was popcorn the whole way through. I enjoyed it a lot, and it might be a good pick for people who want spooky-lite since there is zero gore and the book moves so fast it’s hard for it to hold suspense.”

Availability
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Pro

  • This is another book by the author of the current IBC pick (あなたも殺人犯になれる) but in a different genre.
  • Those who have read it describe it as (despite its subject matter) pretty light and easy to read. It seems to be pretty similar in readability to あなたも殺人犯になれる from the first chapter.

Con

  • Obviously, some might like a break from 赤川次郎
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