“IIn Japanese Occupied Singapore, Su Lin’s neighbour, a known collaborator is found murdered in his garden, clutching a sprig of mimosa.
When Su Lin’s Uncle Chen is among those rounded up by the Japanese in reprisal, a Japanese official, Hideki Tagawa, offers Su Lin her uncle’s life in exchange for using her fluency in languages and knowledge of locals to find the real killer.
She soon discovers there is more at stake here than one man’s life… and that Hideki Tagawa has an ulterior motive for hunting her down…”
‘Charming and fascinating with great authentic feel. Ovidia Yu’s teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels’
– Rhys Bowen
‘One of the most likeable heroines in modern literature’