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Six Four - A Novel

Hideo Yokoyama

THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again. Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved. The police department's press officer-Yoshinobu Mikami, a former detective who was involved in the original case and who is now himself the father of a missing daughter-is forced to revisit the botched investigation. The stigma of the case known as "Six Four" has never faded; the police's failure remains a profound source of shame and an unending collective responsibility. Mikami does not aspire to solve the crime. He has worked in the department for his entire career, and while he has his own ambitions and loyalties, he is hoping simply to reach out to the victim's family and to help finally put the notorious case to rest. But when he spots an anomaly in the files, he uncovers secrets he never could have imagined. He would never have even looked if he'd known what he would find. An award-winning phenomenon in its native Japan-more than a million copies sold in its first week of publication, and the winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year award-and already a critically celebrated top-ten bestseller in the U.K., Hideo Yokoyama's Six Four is an unforgettable novel by a literary master at the top of his form. It is a dark and riveting plunge into a crime, an investigation, and a culture like no other.

THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again. Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved. The police department's press officer-Yoshinobu Mikami, a former detective who was involved in the original case and who is now himself the father of a missing daughter-is forced to revisit the botched investigation. The stigma of the case known as "Six Four" has never faded; the police's failure remains a profound source of shame and an unending collective responsibility. Mikami does not aspire to solve the crime. He has worked in the department for his entire career, and while he has his own ambitions and loyalties, he is hoping simply to reach out to the victim's family and to help finally put the notorious case to rest. But when he spots an anomaly in the files, he uncovers secrets he never could have imagined. He would never have even looked if he'd known what he would find. An award-winning phenomenon in its native Japan-more than a million copies sold in its first week of publication, and the winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year award-and already a critically celebrated top-ten bestseller in the U.K., Hideo Yokoyama's Six Four is an unforgettable novel by a literary master at the top of his form. It is a dark and riveting plunge into a crime, an investigation, and a culture like no other.
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THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again. Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved. The police department's press officer-Yoshinobu Mikami, a former detective who was involved in the original case and who is now himself the father of a missing daughter-is forced to revisit the botched investigation. The stigma of the case known as "Six Four" has never faded; the police's failure remains a profound source of shame and an unending collective responsibility. Mikami does not aspire to solve the crime. He has worked in the department for his entire career, and while he has his own ambitions and loyalties, he is hoping simply to reach out to the victim's family and to help finally put the notorious case to rest. But when he spots an anomaly in the files, he uncovers secrets he never could have imagined. He would never have even looked if he'd known what he would find. An award-winning phenomenon in its native Japan-more than a million copies sold in its first week of publication, and the winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year award-and already a critically celebrated top-ten bestseller in the U.K., Hideo Yokoyama's Six Four is an unforgettable novel by a literary master at the top of his form. It is a dark and riveting plunge into a crime, an investigation, and a culture like no other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Burnip

Length:

24h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

43:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

35:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

26:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

19:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

16:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

13:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

36:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

17:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

35:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

24:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

26:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

16:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

19:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

11:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

36:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

29:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

11:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

45:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

32:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

17:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

20:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

14:20