From the title and the book cover design, I was expecting a sort of Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism type of book, but it really isn’t – it’s just a thriller. Saying that, I really enjoyed this book. The main character is a middle aged widowed Japanese woman who finds herself embroiled in a big criminal investigation spanning several countries.
She is badass – her ‘skill’ is in being unobtrusive and easily overlooked (yay – that’s my superpower – the forgettable Sarah Wray!) although as well as that she is brave and determined and clever.
The story is told part in flashbacks and part in present day and involves characters from England, Iceland, America and Japan. I was gripped, and also moved and a couple of times laughed out loud at funny moments. I may have read it thinking it would be something else, but I’m glad I did because it is a great book in its own right.