Reviews

  • 'An outstanding debut' The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express

    Based on a real-life murder Blue Light Yokohama is set among Tokyo's glitteringly busy streets, where a family of four were killed in their own home. The first detective died trying to solve it. Now it is up to Inspector Iwata to unravel the truth . . .

    from the Publisher's description
  • Taut and atmospheric with twists galore

    Woman & Home
  • An outstanding debut

    The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express
  • A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo

    Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller, Black-Eyed Susans
  • Poetic, chilling and mesmerizing storytelling

    Ragnar Jónasson, internationally bestselling author of, Snowblind
  • This beautifully written debut takes readers on a captivating and atmospheric journey around Tokyo with plenty of twists to keep them gripped until the epic conclusion

    Daily Express
  • With its Japanese setting and characters, Blue Light Yokohama offers up a bold and refreshingly different take on the serial killer tale

    Simon Beckett
  • Obregón is a bright, sophisticated new voice in crime fiction: his writing sings at you, reverberates, makes you consider more than just the urgent clamour of his novel's well-hewn murder plot. In Inspector Iwata, he has created a quiet, troubled hero whom readers will be sure to follow from one disturbing, atmospheric story to the next

    Benjamin Wood, author of, The Ecliptic
  • Obregon's full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it's consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here's hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series

    Kirkus Review
  • Refreshing. Engaging.

    Daily Mail