A Midsummer's Equation satisfyingly builds on the achievement of his [Higashino's] earlier works and adds some new elements . . . the novel throws off a series of jaw-dropping narrative twists . . . has some surprising resonances with the golden age of British crime fiction but there's nothing wrong with that. What is fully in place, however, is the narrative acumen that has distinguished early entries in the series.
An engaging mystery full of surprising shifts and twists from one of Japan's most successful thriller writers. Highly recommended.
Edgar-finalist Higashino's excellent third whodunit featuring Manabu Yukawa (after 2012's Salvation of a Saint) . . . Superb fair cluing and a nicely enigmatic lead will appeal to golden age fans
Filled with surprises and plot twists, this complex and riveting mystery will keep readers guessing until the final page
Ingenious in working one twist after another in a case that seems absolutely twist-proof