Ink and Ashes

By Shelf Awareness

Valynne E. Maetani's engrossing debut novel begins with a mystery that won't release its hold on readers until the finish. Tucking in nuggets of Japanese culture and superstition, Maetani builds suspense and intrigue, while also examining the deep bonds of family and loyalty–plus a touch of romance. She is a writer on the rise.

Discover: A strong debut novel about a Japanese-American teen who wants to know the truth about her father's mysterious death.