30-day Book Challenge: Day 9

People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up - Richard Lloyd Parry

9. A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving


The book I just finished: People Who Eat Darkness * Richard Lloyd Parry


I took a chance on this true crime due to its discount on Amazon for Kindle. I'd never heard of Parry, nor the Lucie Blackman/Carita Ridgway murders. So I jumped in, anticipating nothing.


I was hooked, enchanted, enthralled! I feel like I just spent the last 48 hours in Japan. I highly, highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys true crime, or a cracking mystery.


more information on the cases: Joji Obara (Wikipedia)

The 'beast with a human face' (BBC coverage)



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