Miyabe’s original novel won the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize, a prestigious literary prize, and in 2008 it was ranked #1 by the “Kono Mystery ga Sugoi!” magazine in a “Best of Best” list for the past 20 years. The novel has also been translated into English under the title “All She Was Worth.”
The story is set in Tokyo in 1992, shortly after the burst of the economic bubble in Japan. Kamikawa plays Honma Shunsuke, a police detective on temporary leave due to an injury. Honma receives a request from a male relative to search for his fiancee, who has suddenly gone missing. Along with his colleague (Terawaki), Honma begins tracking down the woman, who appears to have a history of bankruptcy and a possible stolen identity.
Sasaki, who has never had a true role in a mystery drama before this, will play a mysterious woman who is critical to the investigation.
TV Asahi will broadcast the drama as a single-episode special, though no broadcast date has been announced yet.