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Review Sins as Scarlet

A dark brutal ride through the underbelly of LA Anthony Horowitz author of Magpie MurdersIn this follow up to Nicols Obregons critically acclaimed Blue Light Yokohama Inspector Iwata returnsin a murder case in his new home of Los AngelesAfter a brutal murder investigation ripped apart his life Kosuke Iwata uit both his job as a detective with the Tokyo Police Department and his country leaving Japan for the hopefully sunnier shores of Los Angeles California But even though hes left his old life behind he still has to make a living and Iwata sets up shop as a private investigator But murder stil. This the second in the fascinating series by Nicolas Obregon featuring the Japanese American Inspector Kosuke Iwata Kosuke has returned to Los Angeles after the dramatic turn of events in his last case in Japan He may have returned but he cannot escape his haunting and traumatic past He is now working as a private investigator following cheating spouses for a living Murder is to cross his path once when familial connections results in Charlotte Nichol demanding that he look into the murder of transgender 29 year old JulianMeredith whose dead body was found close to rail tracks Charlotte is unhappy with the LAPD investigation led by Detective Joseph Silke and Kosuke cannot refuse her he owes her as he takes on a case that is emotionally harrowing and heartbreaking which takes him to the US border country and MexicoKosuke s mother Nozomi lives close by and the two meet regularly but a barrier exists Kosuke cannot find it in his heart to forgive her for abandoning him as a child Nozomi s past in Japan is slowly revealed a story that ends in trauma Kosuke s wife Cleo and his daughter Nina s fate leaves him consumed by guilt and feeling overwhelmed by his sins excerpts of their tragic lives are interspersed in the narrative As Kosuke tries to find out about Meredith it soon becomes clear from the information acuired from his prosecutor friend Kate Floccari that someone is murdering transgender women He meets the enigmatic transgender Mara and tries to warn her of the danger she is in but to no avail When the case connects Meredith and others to surgeries carried out at Fox Hills Feminazation Kosuke follows the trail to Mexico to Cuidad Cabral and the US borderlands uncovering the most heinous of crimes and corruption the worst of humanity s underbelly preying on the desperate for profit with no compunction whatsoever Kosuke puts his life on the line as once again he finds himself in desperate danger but he is unwavering in his pursuit of the truth putting little value on his life this helps him assuage some of his own personal sins to reveal the damning scarlet blood drenched sins of others He eventually comes to understand what happened to his mother who his father is and has the opportunity dangled in front of him to gain vengeance but the mountain of suffering and tragedy that has unfolded around him pushes his energies in a different and fruitful direction This is fantastic storytelling with a grippingly flawed central character that has me determined to follow what happens to him next A brilliant read that I highly recommend Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC

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L follows him Approached by an old contact whose daughter has been murdered and the case laid to restunsolvedIwata agrees to take on the case out of loyalty But what seems initially like a cold blooded murder takes a different turn when a homeless witness recalls the murderers parting words Im sorryFrom the depths of Skid Row to the fatal expanse of the Sonoran Desert Iwata tracks the disparate pieces of a mysterious and heartbreaking puzzle But the he unearths the clearer it is that things are not as they appear and people are not as they seem Lives untangle fates converge and blood is spilled. Review can be found on my blog here you to the publisher Minotaur Books for sending me a free physical copy of this bookThis was the first book I have read by Nicolas Obregon and even though this was a second book in the Inspector Iwata series it can be read as a standalone book After reading this book I am definitely interested in reading the first book in the series I loved Obregon s style of writing and the way the writing sucks you into the book as if you are there living in the book yourselfInspector Iwata was a badass Inspector who sometimes broke the rules and did what he had to do to solve a case and get the job done I loved Iwata s personality and his view on things in the world Kosuke Iwata is a very likeable character and I enjoyed reading about his daily life both while he was working as an Inspector and while he was on his own downtime simply living his life like everyone elseIt was interesting to get the glimpses into his past not only of his own childhood growing up but about his life with his wife in Japan that has made him into the man he is today He get a better understanding of the obstacles and experiences he had over his life that have shaped and moulded him into the man he is nowThis book was an interesting read that grabs the reader s attention and demands it the whole way through to the very ending I enjoyed how the book incorporated different cultures countries lifestyles and characters into the book We are introduced to such a wide variety of characters and I really liked that about this book Some characters you will uite like and some characters you will absolutely despiseI definitely recommend this book A great read all the way through

Nicolás Obregón Ñ 2 Review

As Inspector Iwata returns More Praise for Sins as Scarlet Masterpiecethats the only way to describe Sins as Scarlet Obregns brilliant novel is at once a classic noir a psychological thriller and a riveting examinationsometimes dark sometimes moving to the point of tearsof life in a less than angelic Los Angeles And what a delight to see Inspector Kosuke Iwata back again You will love every minute spent with this one of a kind hero Jeffery Deaver New York Times bestselling author of The Burial HourIn the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly Sins as Scarlet lays bare the bru. uite honestly this was as faultless as a second novel in a series can ever beAlthough I thought Blue Light Yokohama was one of the best crime novels of the past few years this seuel expanded everything there was to love and loathe about the characters and the story and somehow Nicol s Obreg n has managed to grip me with this one even all whilst completely changing the setting from Tokyo to Los AngelesA huge part of the reason I picked up Blue Light Yokohama was because it was set in Japan a country I love reading about The fact that this book carried the same visceral intelligence as the first the same plot gravity the same intriguing mystery the same brutal realities but is just MORE in every way and therefore I enjoyed it eventhough it s set outside Japan for me is just hugely surprising I can enjoy great crime novels set anywhere but the fact that I loved the new Californian setting something that s been done time and again when I initially began this series for it s Japanese essence is all down to Obreg n s writing The descriptions and comparisons transported me to the city of angels effortlesslyThere were extremely hard hitting topics in this part of Iwata s story but I felt everything was handled with the perfect amount of respect and reality To sugar coat or skim over some of the horrific and traumatic themes in this novel would be an injustice to them but likewise none of the scenarios felt as though they were included with the sole intention to shockSaying anything about the plot and characters would spoil the twists and surprises but I will say that Kosuke Iwata is as ever the authentically troubled detective that leaves that bittersweet aftertaste in your mouth and I ll be continuing with his journey in Unknown Male very soon


10 thoughts on “Sins as Scarlet

  1. says:

    Never be content to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon Your rights could be next” ― DaShanne StokesOne of the things that I enjoyed about Nicolás Obregón’s previous book ‘Blue Light Yokohama’ was that it was set in Japan and therefore afforded new experiences for the reader His latest offering ‘Sins As Scarlet’ is set in LA but you know something? I enjoyed this one just as much I guess that

  2. says:

    This the second in the fascinating series by Nicolas Obregon featuring the Japanese American Inspector Kosuke Iwata Kosuke has returned to Los Angeles after the dramatic turn of events in his last case in Japan He may have returned but he canno

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    It’s not very often that I find myself moved when I’m reading Crime Fiction it’s usually a rare occurrence but a totally appreciated one when it does happen and Obregon managed to touch a part of my soul with his painfully beautiful writing and stunning imagery It was a little like reading high brow literary fiction without the pretentiousness and with way gritThe real appeal of this one for me was two fold the main character Iwata w

  4. says:

    My Rating 45 Five years ago he lost his family Now he may have found his redemption’ Sins As Scarlet is the second book from Nicolás Obregón featuring former homicide detective Kosuke Iwata Just published by

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    Second outing for Japanese detective He's now back the USA where he grew up and working as a PI in Los Angeles To be honest I loved the first novel in this series and was disappointed that this one moved away from Japan There are so many crime novels set in the US that I enjoy those set in other countries especially those with a culture so different to my own Great writing and storyline just not enamoured of the setting

  6. says:

    Review can be found on my blog here you to the publisher Minotaur Books for sending me a free physical copy of this bookThis was the first book I have read by Nicolas Obregon and even though this was a second book in the Inspector Iwata seri

  7. says:

    uite honestly this was as faultless as a second novel in a series can ever beAlthough I thought Blue Light Yokohama was one of the best crime novels of the past few years this seuel expanded everything there was to love and loathe about the characters and the story and somehow Nicolás Obregón has managed to grip me with this one even all whilst completely changing the setting from Tokyo to Los AngelesA huge part of the reason

  8. says:

    Having been much impressed by Obregon’s first book Blue Light Yokohama featuring Japanese homicide detective Kosuke Iwata I’m delighted to report that Sins As Scarlet is even better So much so that it has parachuted its way into my top five reads of the year so farKosuke Iwata is a powerfully constructed character shaped and formed but

  9. says:

    I am a huge fan of diverse novels and you don’t really get many diverse than Sins As Scarlet It features a variety of characters fr

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    Really I give this a 45 It is a crime or detective novel There is a definite crime committed and a private or professional investigator on the trail But it is so much The writing is superb Oregon manages three se