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text 2018-12-12 23:19
Reading progress update: I've listened 542 out of 542 minutes.
The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino,David Pittu

"Sometimes all you had to do was exist in order to be someone's savior." (from approximately 13 minutes prior to the end)

 

Well. That was a thing. Good, but deeply tragic. I saw parts of it well in advance but didn't put the pieces together.

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text 2018-12-12 15:56
Reading progress update: I've listened 465 out of 542 minutes.
The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino,David Pittu

My arms and abs are aching, but the extra time at the gym means I'm making great time on this.

 

Ishigami did something I had suspected he'd do from the start, but in a way that surprised me. He's so devoted to logical behavior that he

managed to work his own (presumably) emotion-based behaviors into his plans. Nifty.

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Yukawa figured out something that Detective Kusanagi didn't, and I can't for the life of me think of what it might be, even with the clue about where to look. Although I'm fairly certain that Kusanagi is on the wrong track with

articles about the murder. I suspect it has something to do with news that's seemingly unrelated to the case.

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I definitely plan on checking out another audiobook by this author. I also like the narrator, so I'm glad to see that the next book is read by the same one (although not the book after that, for some reason).

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text 2018-12-11 22:12
Reading progress update: I've listened 365 out of 542 minutes.
The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino,David Pittu

Oh, I'm cringing. Ishigami is a genius mathematician who, for various reasons, had to settle for a job as a high school math teacher, and he's really not dealing well with it right now. I suspect his students are going to fail their second makeup test. Will it be enough to make even Ishigami, whose college nickname was "the Buddha," snap?

 

ETA: And, seconds later, he comes up with a solution to the situation that I would not have expected from him. Huh.

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text 2018-12-10 21:42
Reading progress update: I've listened 114 out of 542 minutes.
The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino,David Pittu

Usually, when a guy likes a woman, he brings her flowers, asks her out on a date, gives her compliments, etc. Ishigami offered to help the woman he liked cover up a murder. I thought at first that he might have a secret life as an assassin because of how matter-of-fact he was about his offer, but he's really just a math teacher.

 

I'm curious to see where this goes. Readers know who the killer is, why she did it, what Ishigami's motive was for helping her, and a little of what he did to help her cover things up. Now the question seems to be "Will the cops manage to figure everything out?" Ishigami seems like the kind of guy whose Plan B would involve him being accused of the man's murder instead of Yasuko.

 

I didn't realize when I requested this that it was the third book in a series. So far that seems to not be an issue.

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review 2018-09-19 03:16
I'll Give Up
The 17th Suspect - Maxine Paetro,James Patterson

I have no idea why I continue on with this series.  I guess for the same reason I keep watching shows like NCIS and NYPD.

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