Great mystery. Author's details about an unfamiliar world bring modern Bejing to life. Revolves around China's social/economic problems and slave labor. As always, it's never clear who to trust, and dangerous decisions can cost the protagonists their lives.
Lisa See turns her considerable knowledge of China to a very involved and suspenseful mystery. While Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is still my favorite I was surprised to find that the mystery genre was well served by See's intricate interpersonal detail, all this set to the ongoing conflict between greed and the desperation of the poor.
what a surprise! this book is such a poor follow up to Flower Net that i will not even finish it.
it is contrived and unreal. it makes both the US and China look bad and the people are unlikeable.
I really enjoy this author! This series takes place in modern day China and the USA. Great series, looking forward to reading book 3.
Lisa See does such a great job of entwining culture, history and intrigue into her "Red Princess" series. And, a nice amount of sexual tenson, too! A good read!
This book was excellent as I have found with all Lisa See books. I love historical stories and this has everything from suspense to romance to history.