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Publisher's 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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  • joy
  • 04-08-17

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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • ChrisH
  • 05-31-17

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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  • JWH
  • 04-17-17

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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  • MR
  • 05-04-17

Too short

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

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  • Mr Alan Jelly
  • 04-12-17

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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  • Wras
  • 04-03-17

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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  • Amanda
  • 07-25-18

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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  • D. Woodhouse
  • 06-06-18

Very short

Good book but only an hour long so a bit of a waste of 1 credit!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-18

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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  • Gillian McCallum
  • 03-05-18

Too short

Up to the expected enjoyment and intrigue. Would love to find out more about their relationship.

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  • Aldona Brown
  • 04-17-18

interesting story

Good book to listen to with an interesting story being told. Short interesting store. 😁