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To anybody on the lookout for a brand new whodunit rec: The Decagon Home Murders

Since whodunits are having a revival, I really feel like a whole lot of the thriller recs on this sub have been fairly related. For anybody who’s learn a majority of the OG classics & modern-day classics, it’s onerous to seek out one that can really shock you in a satisfying means.

The Decagon Home Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji is legitimately nice – it’s initially Japanese written within the 80s however must be out there most locations with its English translation

The premise is VERY “And Then There Had been None,” – the characters themselves discuss it within the e-book. It’s a couple of bunch of faculty youngsters who go on a visit to an island to remain on the Decagon home and begin getting killed off one after the other.

As a warning: the writing, particularly to start with, isn’t that nice. I’m undecided if it’s the interpretation however I believe it’s simply that it’s the creator’s first novel and he wasn’t excellent, technically. Uneven sentences, not nice circulation, extraordinarily mediocre prose. I used to be really near DNFing it lmao as a result of I assumed the standard was so mediocre, BUT as soon as it will get going it’s actually unimaginable to place down. The plot is addicting and the ambiance is tense regardless of the writing limitations.

The reveal is great – it’s that excellent “omg I ought to’ve seen it coming duh there have been clues I observed however didn’t put collectively” whereas concurrently being stunning. The sort the place you return and reread the reveal as a result of you may’t consider it.

It’s not utterly hermetic—there’s slightly suspension of disbelief/“what would the villain have executed if X factor occurred” and many others however total I believe it’s extremely good and satisfying.

Sadly Ayatsuji’s observe up Mill Home Murders is the exact opposite: written properly however boring/predictable/solvable within the first 20 pages lol.

However anyway extremely advocate Decagon for anybody who’s learn all the favored mysteries and on the lookout for one thing new!!

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  1. I am suitably intrigued and have just purchased the audio book! Thanks!

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