Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana – yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. As her life takes a series of unexpected turns, her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.
Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British.
A tragic suicide? Or the perfect murder?
When Rose’s daughter, Vivian, is found dead of a suspected suicide, Rose has questions nobody can answer. Wasn’t Vivian living the perfect life? A caring husband, a sweet little girl of her own. But as the police investigation develops, their findings raise new questions.
Daniel Connell, ex-City lawyer now scraping a living in Essex, is a man trying to escape the long shadows of his past. When an old childhood friend visits him, asking for his help with a case of police brutality, Daniel wants nothing to do with it. But obligations are obligations, and he soon finds himself on the wrong end of police attention, and dragged into the shady business of a local gangster. But there is far more at stake than he could ever have anticipated – including the mystery of what happened to his mother. Daniel must keep ahead of his pursuers long enough to uncover the bloody mysteries of the past – and the fate of another young woman, too innocent to protect herself in the midst of a dangerous game. Welcome to Essex.
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