About this book
Four teenage girls get drawn into a dark world of treachery, brutality and seduction in this insight into Japanese youth culture. Kirino is widely regarded as 'the queen of Japanese crime fiction', and is the author of 16 novels, 4 short-story collections and an essay collection. Previous novel "Out" sold more than 65,000 copies.
In a suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four girls drift through tedious summer school classes. Then Toshi's next-door neighbour is found brutally murdered and the girls suspect Worm, the neighbour's son. They become drawn into a treacherous vortex of brutality and seduction which rises from within themselves as well as the world around them.