I recently attended the book signing for The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC. This was by far the most fun i've had at a book signing. There were Ninjutsu demonstrations, lively discussions, raffles, and ninja cookies!
Tori, a real life modern ninja was so gracious and engaging. I am looking forward to diving into the world of Lily Wong. It is also refreshing to see a diverse character in a current day mystery. Lots of stories with Asian characters are either historical fiction or fall in the SYFY/Fantasy realm. There's nothing wrong with those stories, they are some of my favorites, but it is nice to see an action packed modern mystery with a diverse main character.
Synopsis from Good Reads: An action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child.
After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated. Not only does she live above the Chinese restaurant owned by her Norwegian father and inspired by the recipes of her Chinese mother, but she has to hide her true self from her Hong Kong tiger mom is already disappointed at her less than feminine ways, and who would be horrified if she knew what she had become.
But when a woman and her son she escorted safely to an abused women’s shelter return home to dangerous consequences, Lily is forced to not only confront her family and her past, but team up with a mysterious―and very lethal―stranger to rescue them.
Have you read The Ninja Daughter already? If so, let me know what your thoughts by leaving a comment below! Happy Reading!