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Jan-Philipp Sendker



Jan-Philipp SendkerJan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, and lives in Berlin with his family. His first novel, ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS was an international bestseller.

Whispering Shadows Jan-Philipp SendkerHe returns with WHISPERING SHADOWS, The first in a suspenseful new trilogy that follows a retired expat journalist in contemporary China who tries to crack a murder case as he battles his own personal demons.

Receiving a Booklist starred review, this high impact novel is equal parts crime thriller, romance, and examination of the impact of China's Cultural Revolution on those who endured its atrocities, and is, at its heart, a story about the burden of survival.

"An absorbing mystery set in a Hong Kong tourists only glimpse—the dark underside of a money-making beehive trying to find its place in a cynically corrupt new China. Vivid and knowing." —Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of Istanbul Passage