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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 pop 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 Black Blue older sister who’s been raising her refuses to believe there was no foul play nothing seemed amiss She contacts a man known The Moe Manifesto 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 Positive Church in a Negative World of Hong Kong and its digital underground especially an Prince Philip Revealed online gossip platform where someone has been slandering Siu Man The novel is also pop 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 Toad of Toad Hall other issues explored like family values relationships and desire for revenge A good read

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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 Chan Ho Kei has created an engaging Novel Second Sister is a crime thriller set in Hong KongNga Yee Au twenty three yrs old lived on the twenty second floor of the Wuh Wah House with her younger sister Siu Man Au fifteen yrs OldOne evening when Nga Yee was on her way home from the supermarket thinking what to make for dinner She noticed a large crowd and police officers gathering in from of her building Not knowing what was going on her same floor neighbor whom they called Auntie Chan grabbed her feverishly and repeated the word sister When she gets closer the only thing she sees is a girl in a white school uniform laying there It was her sister and it was then that she was told her sister killed herselfNga Yee was very confused The past 6 months was though on both of them specially Siu Man but she was sure her sister didn t kill herselfWhat follows is a cat and mouse game through the city of Hong Kong and its digital underground especially an online gossip platformIt is a page turner thriller with brilliant twist and turns This was my first book by Chan Ho Kei who is a renowned Chinese author for thriller I can t wait to read The BorrowedMany Thanks to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for the ARCYou can see the reviews onBookoholiccafe and Bookoholiccafe

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Ulated 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


10 thoughts on “網內人

  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 three yrs old had been

  2. says:

    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 the biggest

  3. says:

    Chan Ho Kei has created an engaging Novel Second Sister is a crime thriller set in Hong KongNga Yee Au twenty three yrs old lived on the twenty second floor of the Wuh Wah House with her younger sister Siu Man Au fifteen y

  4. says:

    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 im

  5. says:

    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 sister has died by suicide She seeks the help of an eccentric seemingly sociopathic skilled detective th

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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 occ

  8. says:

    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 muchH

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

    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 story and it would have been better without them I got aggravated reading those

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