I’m done already! Enough stuff happening to keep me on the edge of my seat so I read it all today.
However, Moe are Saikawa are doing it again. You know, acting like they figured it all out but not telling anyone for no good reason. They should really stop doing that.
I liked this sentence: 「明確な目的はあったが具体的な目標はなかったのだ」Makes you think about the nuance between 目的 and 目標.
Another note, in chapter 9.2, I found this bit strange: 「昨夜、そこで西之園萌絵が襲われたことを、もちろん市ノ瀬はまだ知らない」The whole book (and series) is written from the point of view of various characters, even though it’s always in third person. This sub chapter is clearly from 市ノ瀬’s point of view. So I found it weird that the narrator would know something that she does not? Or am I misunderstanding something?
OMG how idiotic can a single person be? And how idiotic can multiple people be??? These were two really worrying chapters, as far as I’m concerned:
First of all, Moe goes (again! just like in vol. 1) into the building on her own although there is a murderer running around somewhere
Then, police don’t check the locked rooms! (which the uncle later on contritely admits, but still - don’t the police officers have brains of their own?)
Then, Ichinose appears on the scene, is admitted into the building, and is allowed to go in on her own (!) although there is an attacker running around somewhere and although police did not properly secure all the evidence - at least not in the rooms she unlocks.
Wowow, this is not how good criminal literature works in my mind - it should not be built on the stupidity of the actors but on their ingenuity…
But anyways, while I chewed on the previous week’s reading for like a week, I managed to read this in only two days So after all their stupidity was good for something!