People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
Richard Lloyd Parry

More than just a riveting true crime story, though it’s certainly that, People Who Eat Darkness moves outward from an investigation into the abduction and murder of a young British woman in Tokyo to become a fascinating political and sociological study of Tokyo nightlife, a police force in way over its head, the role of the media, and the centrifugal stresses generated by the case that devastated the victim’s family. A spellbinding and profound meditation on vulnerability and evil, this is a book that transcends its genre and raises many difficult and uncomfortable questions about what it means to be human.