Butter by Asako Yuzuki – Our Review


Our Review…

Delve into this delicious Japanese literary mystery of famous Japanese chef who stands accused of murdering wealthy solo businessmen. The upcoming court case has captured the country’s imagination but Manako Kajii is refusing to talk to speak to the press or give interviews until Rika Machida, the only female journalist in a highly testosterone driven male newsroom asks her for her recipe to her beef bourguignon. Rika hopes this gastronomic flurry of letters might soften Manako up, but instead she finds her awareness of the misogyny surrounding her workplace and affecting her close friends keenly heightens.

A runaway bestseller in Japan, this highly entertaining novel inspired from the true story of the Konkatsu killer (Kanae Kijima) is a fabulous translation.

Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books

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