My Thoughts Yuko is a teacher that finds out that two of her students had murdered her daughter and finds herself conflicted between her duty as an educator and her despair and desire for revenge. This book even from the premise sounds insane and incredibly dark, doesn’t it? Confessions is the debut novel of Japanese …
Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thriller. She started writing in her thirties. Her first novel Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) became a bestseller and won the Japanese Booksellers Award. The movie Confession directed by Tetsuya Nakashima was nominated to 2011 Academy Award.
She has been described in Japan as “the queen of iyamisu”(eww mystery), a subgenre of mystery fiction which deals with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature.