Author Bohjalian is a talented storyteller: you can tell how much research he put into the story and the result was a well crafted, thought provoking thriller.
– Nikki, Saturday Nite Reader
4 disco balls
Pub Date: March 17, 2020 by Doubleday
Category: Thriller, Suspense
I read most of the book while commuting on the PATH train and let me tell you, there was this one scene I couldn’t get to my office fast enough to wash my hands for what felt like 10 minutes. The dude next to me had BOTH hands on the pole and I wanted to warn him of the germs on that thing!
Do I have your attention now? Ok, good. The Red Lotus brought out my inner hypochondriac (think Station Eleven) and I will never look at a rat the same ever. I share the city with them and pay them no mind, but this book will have you feeling otherwise.
ER Nurse Alexis meets Austin one night repairing a bullet wound in his arm. They hit it off and are dating 6 months when they both travel to Vietnam for a bike tour. Alexis will make it home, Austin will not. Alexis feels like she is the only one who thinks what happened to Austin was not an accident and she moonlights as a detective trying to piece together the life she knew, to the one she didn’t, of the man she was falling in love with. Whatever happened to Austin, funky stuff is happening in both the US and Vietnam and what she discovers, well….read and find out!
A bit of a slow start but once I broke through pg. 50 it was a page turner for me!
If I could sum up this book in 3 emojis: 🎯🚲🐀
Have you read a Bohjalian book before? I read The Flight Attendant and am excited about its TV adaptation!
I received an advanced readers copy of this book through Mystery Book Club hosted on Instagram by Jordy’s Book Club & Boston Book Fanatic
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