A Chinese Remedy

Mercenaries in Suits Book 1

Fiction - Audiobook
246 Pages
Reviewed on 04/21/2023
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Reviewed by Joseph Bulimo for Readers' Favorite

In A Chinese Remedy: Mercenaries in Suits Book 1 by Shawe Ruckus it's 2015 on April Fools Day in London. All is well for Joyce Peng until a sudden turn of events completely changes the outcome. She tries to seek refuge with her ex-girlfriend, Tilly Wurman, a now-married pharmacist. She was forced out of her residency by a nearby fire in central London. From a young age, Tilly learned that "what ifs?" were the most difficult questions to answer. She decides to choose a different path, one that is promising. Joyce's obsession with suicide is concerning and increasingly becoming a problem. But how much of an impact does this have after her death? And will Catherine Roxborough ever find solace in her newly reformed life?

Author Shawe Ruckus uses logic and incidents in his writing to develop a profoundly well-written mystery series. The title alone is enough to engage the reader. A lot happens and much is told from London to Shanghai. The events that unfold complement each other at every turn. This is an exceptional read that I found interesting, a fun and engaging read. With all the mystery that unfolds, it would be hard to miss even a bit. I like how the author provides a brief and detailed background on each character and how they relate to each other. The storyline is complex and explores all kinds of aspects, from love and betrayal to success and progression. I'd recommend A Chinese Remedy to readers of mystery, suspense, and drama.

The narration by Deborah Balm is exceptional. She is a British female narrator with credits for over sixty audiobooks. Her voice is unique and intriguing. She can relate to diverse characters. Her narrations range from historical romances and crime thrillers to fantasy novels. I give her credit for narrating this novel. I enjoyed this book very much.