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Penance - Kanae Minato, Philip Gabriel Having loved [b:Confessions|22674160|Confessions|Kanae Minato|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1404750772s/22674160.jpg|4371200][bc:Confessions|18226111|Confessions|Kanae Minato|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1381430396s/18226111.jpg|4371200] I was eager to get my hands on [b:Penance|31423183|Penance|Kanae Minato|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1481661472s/31423183.jpg|13673172] by the same author but unfortunately I felt Penance just didn't cut the mustard and left me feeling a little disappointed.

Set in Japan Four women, haunted by a childhood trauma. What really happened that day--and what followed, for each of them, in the years after?

I love how this author writes and she packs so much in such a short novel, terrific character development but because the story is told from five of the characters viewpoints I found it extremely repetitive and at times confusing. I love the darkness in her stories and while Penance has that element running though it I think[b:Confessions|19161835|Confessions|Kanae Minato|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1401076501s/19161835.jpg|4371200] was much more engrossing and intriguing.
I look forward to reading more by this author in the future and highly recommend [b:Confessions|19161835|Confessions|Kanae Minato|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1401076501s/19161835.jpg|4371200] if you looking for a good dark mystery set in Japan.