Li Yan and Margaret Campbell return in a new story, years after the dramatic conclusion of Chinese Whispers.
'I saw your missing girl at a ghost wedding last week. She was the bride.'
It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon.
When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin. Yet Li's investigation soon turns from a favour into a full-scale murder enquiry. And when he receives an anonymous note, he learns Jiang Meilin's death is tied to a dangerous underground trade and a dark marital rite from China's past.
©2017 Peter May (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited
Kildonan by the sea
A good novella that lives you wanting more, and amuse-bouche, with no main course a good story with and abrupt ending.
Have enjoyed listening to others in the series, but couldn't believe it when this one ended. Thought there must have been a mistake, but no, it really is that short!
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