Today, I’m reviewing The Thief’s Mistake (Shig Sato #2) by Joseph Mark Brewer
I’ve received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review
Blurb (from Goodreads) :
Shig Sato’s life isn’t what it used to be. And he doesn’t like it one bit. No longer a cop and still in mourning his wife, Sato returns to Tokyo as a private investigator. When the Kobayashi twins are arrested for murder, they turn to Sato for help. What Sato finds is fraud, greed, murder, arson, and an autistic boy whose life is in danger. For Sato the case becomes a race against time – to protect the child and stop a killer.
Did I like it?
By all means. It’s different to the first book in the series. Neither better nor worse. Sato is no longer a police officer. Struggling with the recent dead of his wife. There’s not really a riddle for the reader to be solved. You know who? Why? You’re following Shig finding out all the bits and pieces to solve the crime
What I didn’t like
I wasn’t really a fan of the parts told from the sight of the thief. Not that these parts are bad written, not at all. It’s just the thief is short tempered and very violent. And I don’t get why he does what he’s doing. Parts of it can be explained by rage, revenge, etc. But not all, at least not for me. Which doesn’t mean that the parts from the thief’s pov are bad. I just don’t get the guy
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. Crime fiction, Japan, interesting characters. Positive ones (Sato, Abe, etc.) and not so positive ones( the kid’s mother, Tanaka) 18 out of 20 points Looking forward to book 3.