Summary

"The three deaths come in quick succession: one girl jumps from the roof of a six-story building; another falls in front of a train; and the third is hit by a late-night taxi. But how are these related? And are they accidents, suicides or murder?" "Slowly, the answers are uncovered by sixteen-year-old Mamoru, the nephew of the taxi driver currently being held by the police on charges of manslaughter for the death of the third victim." "Determined to help his uncle, Mamoru discovers that the girl killed by his uncle's taxi had participated in a devious scam to separate vulnerable men from their money, and that three of the four girls involved in the ploy are now dead." "A powerful businessman comes forward with new evidence in favor of Mamoru's uncle and also to reveal the truth about Mamoru's long-lost father, who disappeared when the boy was only four." "But in the meantime, Mamoru must go all out if he is to save the last of the four girls being targeted by the real killer." "And then the killer contacts him."--BOOK JACKET.


And the killer contacts him...

Miyabe is known for her slice-of-Japanese-life suspense novels-and The Devil's Whisper continues her winning ways. Three deaths come in quick succession: one girl jumps from the roof of a six-story building; another falls in front of a train; and a third is hit by a late-night taxi. But how are they related? And are they accidents, suicides... or murder? Slowly, the answers are uncovered by sixteen-year-old Mamoru, the nephew of the unlucky taxi driver, who is being held by the police on charges of manslaughter. Determined to help his uncle, the enterprising young man discovers that the girl who met her death under the wheels of his uncle's taxi had participated in a devious scam, and that three of the four girls involved are already dead. When a powerful businessman reveals new evidence that could free Mamoru's uncle, Mamoru decides he must not only clear his uncle's name but go all out to save the last of the four girls being targeted by the real killer. And then the killer contacts him...