FALLEN IDOL – a hard-boiled noir set in Japan!

Fallen Idol

Fallen Idol

$3.99Audiobook: $19.95
Series: Nakamura Detective Agency, Book 1
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Tags: Audiobooks, Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook, paperback, audio
Length: 228 pages
Narrator: Andrea Harbin
ISBN: 1540732797
Sometimes suicide is just a facade...
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When a disgraced former pop star plummets to her death from her Osaka apartment, all signs paint a picture of a troubled young woman who took her own life. But once her parents hire Kyoko Nakamura to learn the truth, the private detective discovers not everything is as it seems.

Kyoko’s investigation will lead her into a world of drugs and prostitution, face to face with dangerous criminals, and through the seedy underbelly of Japan’s music industry. With all odds against her, can Kyoko redeem herself for a past failure by finding justice for a fallen idol?

Constantine tackles so many things effortlessly, like using Osaka as the setting, that might trip up other writers. He also brings Kyoko, a female private investigator, to life without trivializing or exaggerating her character, just because she’s a woman. She is both just simply another private eye working the job, but she’s not just a cookie cutter trench coat that happens to be a woman. Constantine allows every aspect of Kyoko to inform her character, from her being a woman to mistakes in her past to personal feelings about the world of the idols, and more. As real as a fictional character on a page can get, that is what Constantine makes Kyoko.
“In Fallen Idol, the harsh shadows cast by the twisty neon of Osaka hide bad intent but it’s where the answers lie, and for resourceful PI Kyoko Nakamura there’s no turning away.”
Fallen Idol is a very good start to a promising series revolving around the private detective agency of Kyoko Nakamura. As a mystery book, it kept me guessing about the actual culprit, and had more than one twist in its arc. But what makes this book really great are the characters and the vivid descriptions of their life. I heartily recommend it.
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