“Part high-octane thriller, part farce, and laced with philosophical and literary debates, this is an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read.” – Laura Wilson, The Guardian

FIive killers, one journey. But who will survive? Discover the original and propulsive thriller from the Japanese bestselling author Kotaro Isaka.

Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard.

Nanao, the self-proclaimed ‘unluckiest assassin in the world’, and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?

Perfect summer reading if you’re looking for a fun and gripping read which is at times wildly over the top. Bullet Train has recently been adapted for cinema, in a film starring Brad Pitt, but judging by the critics’ reaction you’d be much better off with the book. Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and multi-award-winning writer who is published around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan award, and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize.

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