People Who Eat Darkness: Love, Grief and a Journey into Japan?s Shadows

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In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave.

Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier?

Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.

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"An extraordinary, compulsive and brilliant book...very, very moving" (David Peace)

"Difficult to put down... impossible to forget" (Minette Walters)

"A skilful, definitive history of one of the most notorious crimes of the past decade" (Sunday Times)

"This is In Cold Blood for our times... Everyone who has ever loved someone and held that life dear should read this stunning book, and shiver" (Chris Cleave)

"Open-minded and sympathetic, despite being driven half mad by the case, Parry, former Asia correspondent for the Independent and The Times, is the best kind of narrator of a tale that isn't just a murder case but a book that sheds light on Japan, on families, on the media, and on the insidious effects of misogyny" (Blake Morrison Guardian)

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A deeply compelling and chilling journey into the dark side of Japan, centred on the tragic case of Lucie Blackman.

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