Ink and Ashes

By Brodi Ashton, author of VOYA Perfect 10 book EVERNEATH

There’s nothing out there like this Japanese debut thriller by Valynne Maetani! Intense, absorbing and thoroughly entertaining. The main character Claire is truly a heroine I can root for. She’s smart, sassy and devoted even as she navigates soccer, piano, lock-picking, and, oh yeah, a little bit of murder. Maetani  incorporates themes from her own Japanese heritage and blends them with family drama and even romance in a mystery that will have you guessing until the very end.  My favorite debut of the year!