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

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6.1 X 1.2 X 6.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Richard Lloyd Parry is the Asia editor and Tokyo bureau chief of The Times (London) and the author of People Who Eat Darkness and In the Time of Madness.

Simon Vance is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist's very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.


Everyone who has ever loved someone and held that life dear should read this stunning book and shiver.

-- "Chris Cleave, #1 New York Times bestselling author"

A searing exploration of evil and trauma and how both ultimately elude understanding or resolution.

-- "New York Times Book Review"

[A] masterful literary true crime story, which earns its comparisons to Truman Capotes In Cold Blood and Norman Mailers The Executioner's Song...Parry subtly encourages an understanding that goes past the headlines. It is a dark, unforgettable ride.

-- "Los Angeles Times"

A big, ambitious true-crime book.

-- "Esquire"

Parry has a knack of tacitly cross-examining his readers...not implicating them exactly, but immersing them in a darkness that thickens as facts come to light...[He] skillfully manipulates the narrative to keep the reader in a state of awful uncertainty about what will happen next.

-- "Observer (London)"

Utterly engrossing and brilliantly crafted-a glimpse into the heart of darkness we hope never to know firsthand.

-- "BookPage"

An exceptional-and terrifying-account of sexual sadism, the Japanese legal system, and a family ripped apart by tragedy.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

This true crime tale reads like a novel, but few of its fictional counterparts have this much insight into murder cases and the psychology of the people involved...Parry's prose is reminiscent of true crime greats Truman Capote and Vincent Bugliosi. This well-written story, likely to elicit tears and even nightmares from readers, is recommended for all who enjoy true crime, thrillers, and cross-cultural narratives.

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

An utterly compelling read.

-- "Mo Hayder, internationally bestselling author"

Extraordinary, compulsive, and brilliant.

-- "David Peace, author of the Red Riding quartet and the Tokyo trilogy "