Second Sister (Hardback)
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Second Sister (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 18/02/2020
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Gossip. Rumour. Revenge.

Wun Wah Tower. Kwun Tong district, Hong Kong.

When Siu-Man jumped from her window on the twenty-second floor, everyone assumed it was suicide. But Sui-Man's sister, Nga-Yee, a quiet and unassuming librarian, is determined to prove it was murder. The police aren't interested in re-opening a solved case so she contacts a man known only as N. - a hacker, and an expert in cybersecurity and manipulating human behaviour.

What follows is a cat-and-mouse game through the vibrant city of Hong Kong. The pair's investigation takes them from creepy commuter-train gropers to Siu-Man's gossipy friends to the dark corners of the city's digital underground - where online bullies, sexual predators and shady tech businesses stalk their prey...

Reviews for Second Sister:

'An elaborate plot' New York Times

'Moves at a breathtaking pace and, with its bounty of high-tech hazard, excites like a vintage Tom Clancy novel' Wall Street Journal

'An important, multidimensional and even educational read into the dangers of cyber bullying' The Straits Times

'Sharp-witted and intense ... Dangerous feuds, cybertheft, and a predator stalking Hong Kong' Booklist

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781788547116
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Sharp-witted ... Intense ... Unveils a dangerous swirl of petty feuds, cybertheft, and the existence of a predator stalking Hong Kong' * Booklist *
'A long and complex revenge thriller tapping into the zeitgeist when it comes to sexual harassment, online trolling, fake news and data privacy. It confirms all my worst fears about the dank, wet floor of the internet and anti-social media' * Shots E-Zine *
'While the plot is clever, if contrived, Chan's exacting, gloomy portrait of Hong Kong lingers as a city that pits young against old, right against poor, Chinese against expat, men against women' * South China Morning Post *
'Playful schoolground jibes take a darker and more dangerous turn in this intricate work by Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-Kei, with Internet trolls hiding behind their online anonymity to cast venom ... Second Sister is an important, multidimensional and even educational read into the dangers of cyber bullying' * The Straits Times *
'Very readable. The slow release of revelations and developments sustains interest and builds to an unexpected conclusion' * Crime Review *

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“Plenty of twists in this modern crime thriller”

I enjoyed this book immensely and indeed it is one of those that grabbed my attention straight away.
This is a story of online harassment, misunderstanding, gossip and revenge. It is set in Hong Kong and the story... More

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“Brilliant Crime Story!”

Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei is a fascinating crime-thriller novel in so many respects. The cultural descriptions of Hong Kong and its digitized population creates an almost dystopian ambiance.

It covers themes... More

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“Rewarding and complex”

I seem to be reading more translated fiction just recently, and I am really enjoying it, but I think this is my first piece of fiction translated from Chinese. It took me about two chapters to get in to the rhythm of... More

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