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The first in a suspenseful new trilogy by the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats,
this gripping story follows a retired expat journalist in contemporary
China who tries to crack a murder case as he battles his own personal
American expat Paul Leibovitz was
once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But
after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy
strikes and Paul’s marriage unravels in the fallout.
Now Paul is living as a recluse on
an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection
with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse,
his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later,
Elizabeth’s son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a
newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own.
As Paul, Elizabeth, and a
detective friend descend deeper into the Shenzhen underworld—against the
wishes of a woman with whom Paul has had a flirtation—they discover
dark secrets hidden beneath China’s booming new wealth. In a country
where rich businessmen with expensive degrees can corrupt the judicial
system, the potential for evil abounds.
Part love story, part crime thriller, Whispering Shadows
is the captivating tale of one man’s desperate search for redemption
within the vice of a world superpower, a place where secrets from the
past threaten to upend the country’s unchecked drive towards