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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa See Narrator: Janet Song Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Red Princess Mysteries Release Date:
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While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David’s new client, Tartan Enterprises.

Despite David’s protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from. Once there, rather than finding answers to the girl’s death, Hulan unearths more questions, all of which point to possible crimes committed by David’s client. Suddenly Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client. As pressures mount and danger increases, Hulan and David uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong—and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Immediate, haunting, and exquisitely rendered.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Sophisticated…graceful…See’s picture of contemporary China’s relationship with the United States is aptly played out through her characters.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “[See] illuminates tradition and change, Western and Eastern cultural differences…All this in the middle of her thriller which is also about greed, corruption, abuse of the disadvantaged, the desperation of those on the bottom of the food chain, and love.”


  • The Interior is a surefooted exotic thriller in its own right, which will undoubtedly earn Lisa See as many new fans as the old ones it pleases.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “An absorbing look at an unfamiliar world.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cyd | 2/19/2014

    " I love this series. I hope Lisa See brings Hulan and David back again.I am really glad I read Snow Flower and Peony first. The cultural attitudes are so interesting in how they have carried on throughout history. I find Chinese culture fascinating. I can't wait to read Shanghai Girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 2/4/2014

    " Listened to this audio book. I really enjoy the insight into the Chinese culture and this one focused on American factories in the interior of China. Lots of mayhem and murder and a twisting set of mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyn | 1/31/2014

    " Great book--a lot of details about China and daily life and manners. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tammy | 1/31/2014

    " I did like these books, I am interested enough in Chinese culture to read them and think it was ok, but I wouldn't rave over it, in some ways they are a little predictable, but in general they are entertaining. "

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