Christopher Banks is a famous London detective, who, having solved countless mysteries, turns his attention to the one mystery he always wanted resolved: the disappearance of his parents in Shanghai when he was a young boy of eleven.
Ishiguro pens a well-crafted novel full of twists and turns, playing with his readers as his main character’s memory plays tricks on him. I loved the setting of old Shanghai at the height of British occupation. The opium trade was in full swing and warlords were battling for power. I found this fascinating and made for a great story.
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2000