Exciting and original... If only all 'foreigner in Japan' novels were this good – The Japan Times
Excellent... Hogg writes with a mesmeric quality – The Big Issue
An intelligent, gripping and stylish love story set against a beautifully drawn contemporary Japan – Best Novels of 2015, The Observer
A fine novel – Sebastian Faulks
All the ingredients of classic noir – The Independent
An engaging and pacy plot with entrancing writing in this expertly told dark fable of modern Japan – The Bookseller
An atmospheric noir thriller – Kirkus Reviews
My novel of the year. An unforgettable portrait of the Japanese capital – Tom Holland, The Evening Standard
Social psychologist Ben Monroe has returned to Tokyo after a failed marriage, determined to seek out his former lover Kozue. His estranged teenage daughter Mazzy reluctantly flies from California to join him. On the flight she meets a young Japanese man, Koji, a cult survivor, who tells her the story of the luminous night princess Kaguya, a powerful tale of beauty and obsession. As Ben delves deeper into the underworld in search of Kozue, Mazzy and Koji are compelled to follow, and their four lives dangerously intersect as past and present collide.
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