Review – Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien


Lana Lee is a dutiful daughter, waiting tables at her family’s Chinese restaurant even though she’d rather be doing just about anything else. Then, just when she has a chance for a “real” job, her parents take off to Taiwan, leaving Lana in charge. Surprising everyone―including herself―she turns out to be quite capable of running the place. Unfortunately, the newlyweds who just opened the souvenir store next door to Ho-Lee have turned up dead. . .and soon Lana finds herself in the midst of an Asia Village mystery.

Between running the Ho-Lee and trying to figure out whether the rock-solid Detective Adam Trudeau is actually her boyfriend, Lana knows she shouldn’t pry into the case. But the more she learns about the dead husband, his ex-wives, and all the murky details of the couple’s past, the more Lana thinks that this so-called murder/suicide is a straight-up order of murder. . .


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

I loved diving back into the Asia Village to catch up with Lana and her friends.

There was a double murder in this book, which I thought was pretty interesting since I haven’t come across that very often in a cozy. The mystery held my attention and kept the pages turning. There were plenty of suspects to choose from, all of which had plenty of motive for murder. I was ultimately able to guess the killer, but I was stumped for most of the book with my suspicion bouncing between suspects, and only figured it out right before Lana did.

I’m glad that Adam had a bigger part in this book. I love his interactions with Lana. I think they would make a great couple. I’m curious as to why he holds back so much when it comes to his job. Hopefully we’ll find out more about that in the next book. I’m rooting for the two of them!

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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