A hypnotic, unforgettable Gothic page-turner soon to be a cult classic One night in 2012, Zhang Guo Xing takes a group of European clients to a fashionable high-end nightclub in Shanghai. While there, he meets a strikingly beautiful young Finnish woman called Naemi Vieno Kuusela. The physical attraction between them proves irresistible, and they embark on an intoxicating affair. But Naemi is not what she appears to be... To Zhang's surprise, she veers between passion and wariness, conducting the relationship entirely on her own terms. He feels compelled to find out more about her, and is swiftly drawn into a web of intrigue, mystery, and horror. Is she a ghost? A demon? Do the living dead walk the streets of twenty-first century Shanghai?
An atmospheric and evocative tale buoyed by a sensual affair. -- Booklist; A pleasurable if weird stroll through familiar grounds, vampire lite. -- Library Journal; The gritty, noir-ish scenes of supernatural Shanghai equal any of NVK's past lives. -- Jane Ciabattari, BBC Ten Books to Read in November; Sexy, gritty, dark and everything you want in a noir-ish novel. -- Books Are Magic, Medium, Our Most Anticipated Releases; Gothic and paranormal fans will appreciate... this cryptic story. -- Publishers Weekly