I'm also not giving anything away by telling you that her infatuated neighbor Ishigami comes to her rescue and helps her hide the body.
What is startling is the way Ishigami goes about hiding the body and the murder and how he helps ensure that Yasuko and her teen-age daughter Misato don't get blamed for the murder.
Ishigami masterminds an ingenious plot with minute twists and turns that keeps Detectives Kusanagi and Kishitani of the Tokyo police department running after leads that go nowhere.
Meanwhile, there is Professor Yukawa who is both Ishigami and Detective Kusanagi's friend and he also is on the case. Kusanagi can't figure our why Yukawa has taken such an interest in the ex-wife's neighbor but believes if Yukawa is interested in him, then he should find out why.
For me, this book was a fantastic book to read on two levels: 1) it had a good plot line and 2) there was a rich Japanese culture to discover. I definitely recommend the book for both reasons.
Rating: 10 / 10
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Year Published: 2011