Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei
Welcome to Day 3 of the Blogtour for Chan Ho-Kei's Second Sister, a Honk Kong based tale of cyber-bullying and the grief it can cause.
An orphan schoolgirl in HK jumps to her death from a 22nd floor window and the sister who has been raising sets out to find out the reason why. What follows is a tale of all things cyber (online bullying, hackers, the power of social media and the inability to keep ahead of the game) mixed in with all you would expect from the seedy underbelly and Glitzy sides of Hong Kong (from the Triads to the shining lights).
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the read, even if some of the tech side of things baffled me a little at times. The pace was quick and the authors showing of HK painted a vivid picture in the mind's eye.
In a time when the word Hacker still makes readers think instantly of Lizbeth Salander it's good to have a different enough character in 'N' to carry that side of the story.
Thoroughly enjoyed my time in this book and will certainly be looking for more from the author in the future
Also, a word of praise for whoever did the cover design - this is a stunning and beautifully coloured cover
Many thanks to Bei Guo at Midas Public Relations for inviting me onto this tour and to Head of Zeus for providing the review copy.
Please, if you get chance, try and have a look at the reviews by the other bloggers on this tour - we really do appreciate it.