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  1. says:

    This was an engaging crime thriller in Hong Kong that grabbed my attention immediatelystarting with the prologue Prologue first sentence “When Nga Yee left her flat at eight that morning she had no idea your whole life would change that day” Chapter 1 first sentence “Your sister killed herself”Nga Yee Au twenty thr

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    I really enjoyed THE BORROWED but didn't like this one uite as much Still it has a solid hook and for readers who enjoy twisty intricate mysteries SECOND SISTER centers on N who is a Sherlock ian character if Sherlock was a hacker I haven't seen many mysteries that use technology as well as this one does With that said

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    Chan Ho Kei has created an engaging Novel Second Sister is a crime thriller set in Hong KongNga Yee Au twenty t

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    Second Sister is Chan Ho kei best novel yet I loved every page I read Borrowed and enjoyed that but Second Sister had an immediate impact on me with an opening of suspense that I couldn’t put the book down Second Sister is is just the type of book that made me enjoy it all as its full of suspense Gossip rumour and revenge My review on my website wwwbookread2daywordpresscom Twitterbookpage5Nga Yee has looked after her

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    I really really enjoyed reading this book Usually I like my thrillers to be suspenseful and action packed but sometimes it's nice to read one that is slow building intricate and so very introspectiveAt first Second Sister seems like a pretty straightforward story A woman returns home only to find out that her teenage sis

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    This story grabbed my attention from the very first sentence and continued to be a real page turner The internet can be used for both good and evil and this story investigates how it can destroy lives literally There are other issues explored like family values relationships and desire for revenge A good read

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    I uite enjoyed this book by an author new to me though as always with translated work I wonder if the original style has been captured I didn't on the whole mind too much the lengthy explanations about hacking and how cyber crimes occur but feel that the author does explain too many other things too especially about N at the endI have a bone to pick with the author or is it the translator and by extension to

  8. says:

    Second Sister is an unusual mysterythriller As it opens Nga Yee is returning from her day working at the library b

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    This was my first time getting to know Asian crime fiction so I really had to get used to the somewhat messy looking styl

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    Thank you NetGalley for a complimentary copy I voluntarily reviewed this book All opinions expressed are my own REVIEW I wanted to like Second Sister much than I actually did The premise is good and I was intrigued from the beginning The problem for me lies in the overdone repetitive technical speak and details These parts just stalled the s

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網內人

Chan Ho Kei’s The Borrowed was one of the most acclaimed international crime novels of recent years a vivid and compelling tale of power corruption and the law spanning five decades of the history of Hong Kong Now he delivers Second Sister an up to the minute tale of a Darwinian digital city where everyone from tech entrepreneurs to teenagers is struggling for the topA schoolgirl Siu Man has committed suicide leaping from her twenty second floor window to the pavement below Siu Man is an orphan and the. This was an engaging crime thriller in Hong Kong that grabbed my attention immediatelystarting with the prologue Prologue first sentence When Nga Yee left her flat at eight that morning she had no idea your whole life would change that day Chapter 1 first sentence Your sister killed herself Nga Yee Au twenty three yrs old had been labeled by her secondary schoolmates a loner and introvert a nerd Everyone has the right to choose how to live their lives Trying to fit in with other peoples ideas is pure foolishness Siu Man Au fifteen yrs old was Nga Yee s sister The Au sisters lived at the Wun Wah House Their neighbor Auntie Chan lived on the twenty second floor same floor that the sisters lived onThe girls knew Auntie Chan enough to say hello but that was about it When Nga Yee returned home from around six pmthinking about what she was going to fix for dinner for she and Siu Man she noticed a police car and a crowd of people in front of her building Auntie Chan grabbed Nga Yee s arm frantically in a sheer terror state The only word that Nga Yee understood was sister A teenage girl in a white school uniform lay there tangled hair obscuring her face dark red liuid puddling around her head Siu Man was the only family Nga Yee had in the world Nga Yee didn t want to admit to herself that her sister had ample reason to seek deathShe had been under a lot of pressure for the past six months but Nga Yee felt certain that her sister didn t kill herself The sisters parents were born in the 1960s second generation immigrants When the war broke out between the Nationalists and Communist in 1946 large numbers of refugees began searching from the mainland into Hong Kong A few months before Siu Man was found dead from their twenty second story flata man by the name of Shiu Tak Ping forty three years old owner of a stationary shop touchedgroped Siu Man while on a crowded train extremely inappropriate sexual advances After a hearing Shiu Tak Ping was charged with indecent assault He was sent to prison for three months Not long after a week before Siu Man s fifteenth birthday an article came out in The Popcorn a major paper saying Fourteen Year Old Slut Sent My Uncle to Prison WHO WROTE THAT BLOG OF LIES The widespread news was horrific slander and injustice Siu Man was an innocent young girl She was called a whore on social mediaa target of public abuse and objectification from a bunch of strangers The newspapers and magazines covered this story from many different angles some agreeing that it was a miscarriage of justice others criticizing this behavior as a form of bullying Yet whether they were pro or anti it didn t change the fact that Sui Man was now a public figure Sergeant Ching told Nga Yee that they had plenty of evidence to show that her sister jumped killed herselfdid it to herselfcommitted suicideJust speaking to the sergeant Nga Yee felt a mixture of pain bitterness and resentment towards him Nga Yee knew her sister better than anyone and that just couldn t be the case Or Could it After a father s work related accident a mothers illness cancer a sister s suicide Nga Yee at 23 yrs old had no family left I ached for Nga Yee She had than her share of loss I cared for her all the way through this novel What follows after the reality that Siu Man was really deadwas a cat and mouse crime investigationalso historical details about the government s role in public affordable housing for lower income residents Nga Yee knew she couldn t keep pushing her tasks on to coworkers but all she could focus on was finding Siu Man s killer She went through webpages N had given her Only two classmate students attended Sky Man s funeral There were about 18 other suspects and all strangersto Nga Yee N had the ruthlessness of a hardened criminal but he was upright than the majority of people always using his abilities to help the weak He was an interesting character I thought of Dexter a few times or Lisbeth Salander I also liked how is character developed in relationship to Nga Yee There were evil people everywhereand there were modern day night in shining armor s This story had pulsating elements that kept me turning the pages with characters to root for and villains to catch It also opened my eyes to the crime and assaults in Hong Kong I really enjoyed reading Chan Ho Kei s novelThe translation was done well Perhaps the storytelling itself was a little long in the middle section with added commentary that might have been tightly edited but I enjoyed the intimacy that shined through the chaotic and colorful underworld of Hong Kong Thank you Netgalley Grove Atlantic and Chan Ho Kei

CHARACTERS 網內人

Librarian older sister who’s been raising her refuses to believe there was no foul play nothing seemed amiss She contacts a man known only as N a hacker and an expert in cybersecurity and manipulating human behavior But can Nga Yee interest him sufficiently to take her case and can she afford it if he says yesWhat follows is a cat and mouse game through the city of Hong Kong and its digital underground especially an online gossip platform where someone has been slandering Siu Man The novel is also popul. This story grabbed my attention from the very first sentence and continued to be a real page turner The internet can be used for both good and evil and this story investigates how it can destroy lives literally There are other issues explored like family values relationships and desire for revenge A good read

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Ated by a man harassing girls on mass transit; high school kids with their competing agendas and social dramas; a Hong Kong digital company courting an American venture capitalist; and the Triads market women and noodle shop proprietors who freuent N’s neighborhood of Sai Wan In the end it all comes together to tell us who caused Siu Man’s death and why and to ask in a world where online and offline dialogue has increasingly forgotten about the real people on the other end what the proper punishment i. Second Sister is an unusual mysterythriller As it opens Nga Yee is returning from her day working at the library but there is a crowd around her apartment building and as she struggles through she finds her fifteen year old sister lying on the ground having thrown herself from the apartment window In a very short time Nga has lost so muchHer father died in an industrial accident and she lost the chance of going to university Then her mother died very uickly from cancer Now she has lost her sister Siu Man and is alone in the world This also means she will lose her home as the public housing in Hong Kong will not allow an apartment that once held four people to house only one personHer sister was driven to suicide by online bullying that began after she was sexually assaulted on a commuter train While she did not see the predator a bystander did The man was convicted and sent to prison Then his nephew began a social media campaign accusing Siu Man of lying and claiming an innocent man was imprisoned by her It was cruel and effectiveNga is determined to find this nephew and seek revenge but the first detective she hires tells her there is no such nephew and directs her to N a computer hackergenius This begins the core of the story with Nga and N searching to discover the guilty with interstitial texts between chapters a conversation between two people we assume are the guilty parties The chase is onI was disappointed by Second Sister I struggled to finish the story and perhaps I should have just put it down I think it suffered from being a digital mystery with an analog main character Nga knows far less of the internet than seems likely in a Hong Kong librarian Perhaps it s a decision so the book will be accessible to analog readers but I found it very frustrating to read explanations of things most people know such as what an IP address isThis is an exploration of obsession and revenge and what evil people can do to seek There is plenty of complexity but it was not for me I thought N repetitive and boring Nga seemed an interesting character but N was so much a part of the story that his one dimensional character weakened the story The interstitial conversations were distracting to me and did not add to the storyHowever if you re someone who is relatively new to the internet and computers the story is written so you can understand the complexity of hunting for a person who has worked hard to hide behind the many tools that can hide your identity I can see how it will be appealing to many with the salient theme of cyberbullying This is a real phenomenon and makes a grim story that can only be described as cyber noirI received an e galley of Second Sister from the publisher through EdelweissSecond Sister at Grove Press Grove AtlanticChan Ho Kei about the authorhttpstonstantweaderreviewswordpre

  • Paperback
  • 544
  • 網內人
  • Chan Ho-Kei
  • Chinese
  • 06 June 2017
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About the Author: Chan Ho-Kei

Chan Ho Kei 陳浩基 was born and raised in Hong Kong He has worked as software engineer scriptwriter game designer and editor of comic magazines His writing career started in 2008 at the age of thirty three with the short story ‘The Case of Jack and the Beanstalk’ which was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of Taiwan Award He went on to win the award again the following year with ‘The Locked