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People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo—...

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

"Fantastically researched and written books about true crimes don't come around often. This one about the murder of Lucie Blackman in Japan will certainly keep you reading late into the night. My advice? Get yourself a nightlight. The sadness of the story only gets more intense as the creepiness factor rises."

Megan S.

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Author Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher FSG Originals
Publication Date 2012-05-22
Section Biography / New Titles - Paperback / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Megan S.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780374230593

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.  

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie’s disappearance and followed the massive search for her, the long investigation, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the trust of her family and friends, won unique access to the Japanese detectives and Japan’s convoluted legal system, and delved deep into the mind of the man accused of the crime, Joji Obara, described by the judge as “unprecedented and extremely evil.” The result is a book at once thrilling and revelatory, “In Cold Blood for our times” (Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary and Little Bee).

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