Book: Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Author: Jesse Sutanto
This is my 52nd read for the year
This is the story of Vera. Vera is a widow who owns a tea shop in Chinatown that only gets one customer a day. As much as she looks forward to her friend coming in for tea every day, she knows it won't be long until she can no longer keep her shop open. Even her only son is begging her to close it down and sell it. One morning, Vera comes into her tea shop to find a dead man laying there. Thus starts an adventure where Vera takes it upon herself to find out what happened to this man after she declares the police "useless". Along the way as she searches for suspects, she finds love in the most unlikely places and even once the murder is solved, her life is changed forever by the new people in her life.
This was a really cute book. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. I got a few chuckles out of Vera and her antics, and the found family part of this book was really sweet. I listened to it, and it was and the reader did a great job. The characters are likable and the trek along the story to discover the murderer leaves you wondering who did it. Good summer read - check it out.