Release date: February 28, 2012
Kai, who’s said multiple times how reading is one of his favorite pastimes, mentioned that his favorite book was The Devotion Of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino during the show, The Human Condition in 2013. The EXO singer remarked that the book had left a deep impression on him.
What it’s about: The third book of the Detective Galileo series revolves around Yasuko, a divorced mother who lives with her daughter, Misato. Yasuko’s ex-husband, who has been extorting money from her, shows up unexpectedly at her house one day, and as things get out of hand, Yasuko ends up killing him with the help of Misato and her neighbor, Ishigami, who helps to cover up the incident. When lead Detective Kusanagi tries to piece the unfolding together, he finds himself confronted by one of the most puzzling circumstances he has ever investigated. With a surprise and twist at the end, this book is a battle of two geniuses and is a must read for anyone who appreciates police procedures, mysteries, math, Japan, and literature.