“In Syonan (Japanese Occupied Singapore) Su Lin goes to work for the Japanese overlords to keep her family safe… in a house with a cursed cannonball tree. She tries to dismiss superstitions about the fragrant flowers and deadly fruit of the cannonball tree, but is shocked to discover the body of Mimi, a trouble making relative beneath it.
And this is only the first of the deaths of people who have been making life hard for her.
Can Su Lin have summoned a tree demon who is now killing on her behalf? She has to untangle the cannonball tree’s secrets to prevent further deaths—and possibly turn the tide of the war…”
‘Unassuming, brilliantly observant’ – SCMP
‘Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I’ve met in a long while’ – Catriona McPherson