A Song for Lonely Wolves by Lee Evie
Publication Date: February 26, 2020
Series: Joseon Detective, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
A missing woman. A frozen body.
A bonded servant girl, determined to solve a mystery.
Joseon Korea, winter, 1590.
At the foot of a jagged mountain range, an isolated village lies in muddy snow. From her bed, a young noblewoman vanishes in the dead of night and rumours of a fearsome ghost with no face echo in her wake.
Hard-working and dogged Dan Ji, arrives in the long winding valley with her own ghosts. As a damo, a tea servant of the police force, she is overlooked and undervalued. Yet this case has gripped her heart, and she craves to prove her worth beyond simply cooking and cleaning for her superiors ñ she is determined to solve the mystery.
With only the officer in charge on her side ñ a hard young man with a bloody past and secrets of his own Dan Ji must convince the local Magistrate and his provincial policemen to trust her judgement. Yet with mistrust brewing, the investigation slowly grinds to a halt. Until a frozen body is unearthed from the deep snows of the mountain range.
It is not within Dan Jiís nature to leave a mystery unsolved, yet soon she discovers the fine threads of this investigation run much deeper than anyone has anticipated.
A dark historical mystery set in old Korea.
Oh how happy I am that this book exists. One of my favorite time periods (or at least one I’m extremely interested in) is Joseon Korea. It’s just got such beauty and such cruelty in it and it makes for some amazingly heartbreaking stories. And this story is just that. It is dark and stark and such an amazing read.
I really enjoyed reading about Dan Ji. Her life is far from perfect but she has a determination to continue no matter what. I loved seeing the story pieced together as everything slowly came full circle. It will definitely never leave you feeling bored!
Finally, the writing was so hauntingly beautiful. There’s something in me that craves a heartbreaking story when I’m reading or watching anything set in the Joseon dynasty (here’s looking at you Scarlet Heart: Ryeo). This is a book that will pull you in and make you invested in not only the story, but the characters as well.
About the Author
Lee Evie is a historical fiction author. She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger, mystery and romance. When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry. An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are the most precious gift to the universe.
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