Sunday, October 30, 2016
Widowman, by Matthew Hockey
The publishers sent me a free e-copy of this book. And this is Hockey's second appearance in this blog.
As I read through this book I wondered when we would get to organized crime. Didn't expect it from this direction, however.
Aki is the widow of a Tokyo mobster. One day, through the carelessness of the widowman who brings her her monthly allowance, she discovers that her murdered husband had had a mistress.
The fact that she was angrier about the sex than she was about the death spoke volumes about her messed-up value system, she knew that - it didn't mean she could do anything about it, other than pencil it in with her therapist.
A nicely structured story with plenty of surprises and suspense.