#BOOKTOUR #REVIEW – White Crane Strikes by Ivy Ngeow – @ZooloosBT @IvyNgeow @LDNLeopardPrint #WhiteCraneStrikes #ZooloosBookTours #prdgreads

Today I’m on the tour for White Crane Strikes by Ivy Ngeow, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos Book Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy.

I have my review for you today!

Pages: 286

Synopsis: An enormous mansion. A Chinese restaurant. A baby on the way. Handyman Jerome “Jay Jay” Lee has landed a dream job. An underground tong seems to think so too.

Chicago, 1971. Jay Jay’s girlfriend wants a big knock-’em-dead wedding and a new bigger apartment with the whole ball of wax. Grateful when her art world schmoozing lands him a fixer-upper gig for a wealthy arts patron, he has no idea about the sleeping dragon he’s about to wake. His boss gets him a Chinatown side hustle, and Jay Jay looks the other way when he overhears an organized crime conversation for fear of losing the much-needed extra income and takeout treats. But when the Chinese restaurant manager vanishes, Jay Jay is trapped in threatening tong talk and the chow is now no fun. His family is now deep in hot soup.

Will Jay Jay be able to save them before he’s crispier than a burnt wonton?

My Rating 🐧🐧🐧🐧

My Thoughts: when you read the synopsis you might be left thinking that this is a comedy thriller, I know I was 🤣

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

We’re introduced to Jay Jay who’s going for a job interview, he has a child on the way so needs all by he money he can get! – Mr Alfred is a lonely old man who lives in a run down house, the electric only works in one room so he needs Jay Jay to fix it all up.

What Jay Jay doesn’t expect is to find a trap door full of secrets on his first day!

His fiancé Dallas is an aspiring artist who had to give up her dream when Jay Jay lost his job so she now works in a department store and seems to have found herself an admirer.

The story started off slow, but the writing is intricate and really draws you in without you even realising. Concentration is key with this one otherwise you’ll miss key details without even realising.

A whole host of characters all completely different but yet they all come together in ways you don’t expect.

This one kept me guessing right until the last page..

Definitely one you need to pick up!


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