Six Four

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Six Four

Hideo Yokoyama

ISBN 9781848665262
The nightmare no parent could endure. 

The case no detective could solve. 
The twist no reader could predict.

For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.

For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure.

For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find.


The Author

Image result for Hideo YokoyamaHideo Yokoyama born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo, before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed fiction writers. His exhaustive and relentless work ethic is known to mirror the intense and obsessive behaviour of his characters; and in January 2003 he was hospitalized following a heart attack brought about by working constantly for seventy-two hours. 

Six Four is his sixth novel, and his first to be published in the English language.








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I thought it brave to pick up a 600-odd page tome ... I even lugged it around in my backpack on a recent overseas trip. It was worth it ... The Mercury

Slow in pace, but epic in ambition, it unfurls like a flower in the spring sunlight, steadily increasing its grip as it does so.  Sunday Tribune