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
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... show more
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).
Publish date: 2012-05-22
Publisher: FSG Originals
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, True Crime
We know Lucy Blackman is dead. What we don’t know, is how she died or why she died. This mystery is so thoroughly investigated by Richard Parry, that the details may at one time or another, become overwhelming, almost tedious, but all of the information is pertinent. The reader will come to understa...
Even after reading the entirety of this seemingly interminably long book, I'm not exactly clear on who these supposed "people" are who "eat darkness." What I do know is everything (and quite a bit more than) I ever wanted to know about the disappearance/murder of 21-year-old British national, Lucie...
Visiting Japan Well, this book was just a ray of gloom and doom. Basic synopsis: Lucie Blackman was a British gal who went to Japan with her best friend to serve as hostess. Being paid to drink and make small talk seemed like an easy way to make good money to pay off debts. Instead, she instead ran...
This book is a powerful look at the disappearance and murder of Lucie Blackman. Written by Richard Lloyd Parry who actually covered the disappearance murder and trial, this book provides readers with an insiders look into the events that happened and the people closest to Lucie and to her disappeara...