Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei #BlogTour
Books / March 17, 2020

A young woman in Hong Kong investigates her teenage sister’s death. An evocative and zeitgeisty crime novel, from the acclaimed author of The Borrowed. Review   Thanks to Midas PR for my slot on the blog tour and copy of ‘Second Sister’ by Chan Ho-Kei. Originally published in 2017, this translated issue is published by Head of Zeus and centres on a desperate sister and her fight to find out why her teenage sister commits suicide after jumping from their apartment building to her untimely death. Based in the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong, this story delves into the dark world of jealousy, betrayal and revenge. Opening up the world of social media, the dark web and computer hacking it’s a very up to date and current novel which is absolutely compelling. Chan Ho-Kei creates an enthralling read, with a cast of characters that at times you want to support but also at times are very frustrating. Nga-Yee, the distraught bedraggled sister who finds her 15-year-old sisters body, convinced it’s no suicide she goes to extreme lengths to uncover the truth which leads her to ‘N’. ‘N’ is the almost anti-hero in this one, and he is a wonderfully devious…