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The Ghost Marriage

A China Novella
By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)
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Summary

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

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Too short

Pity so short and no further development of key characters. Really enjoyed the background info on Chinese history, culture and belief systems in the series.

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more if a short story

good story line and well read but more of a short story than a full novel

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  • 04-05-17

Too short

Good little story, but not worth a credit or £22. Way over priced. Performance good as always though.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Ghost marriage

I loved this book as I did with this whole series, now waiting for a longer one to come out.

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So disappointed

Having been addicted to this series I was really looking forward to listening to book number 7. I didn't even think to check the length so was completely taken by surprise when it abruptly finished. Barely any story and a complete and utter waste of an audible credit :-( Excellent narration as always by Peter Forbes though

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End of the China saga

Good story line but why so short. I thought this novella was to tie up the loose ends between the main characters, but no - don’t understand why Peter stopped short. Still at least Peter Forbes is back

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1hour 9mins - feels like I've been cheated!

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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Cultural practices Investigated

A good novella that lives you wanting more, and amuse-bouche, with no main course a good story with and abrupt ending.

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Rip off

Far too short. This is not a book just a short story. Very disappointing especially after enjoying all the previous books in this series.

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  • 05-10-18

Very enjoyable

Loved it! Great distraction on a delayed flight. Would make a great evening out at the theatre