PRAISE FOR THE NINJA BETRAYED
One of The Los Angeles Times' "Five Fall Mysteries You Shouldn't Miss"
Named a "2021 Top Summer Beach Reads" by The Strand Winner of the 2021 Crimson Scribe Award
"Lily Wong is my kind of kick ass heroine. Love this series. Fast-paced and adrenaline-packed!"
―Lisa Gardner, #1 Bestselling Author of BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED
"Eldridge’s series just keeps getting better. While readers can enjoy this book without having read the first two, a series highlight is Lily’s evolution and the complexity and growth of her relationships. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy strong heroines forging their own paths."
—Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Lily is a compelling, Bond-like protagonist."
"Lily Wong is back and she's as irresistible as ever! Loyal, smart, tough as nails, she's all the things you'd want in a modern-day ninja. In THE NINJA BETRAYED, Eldridge pits our Lily against a Hong Kong Triad amid an atmosphere of civil unrest. The danger's real, but a ninja never shirks her duty. Brava for BETRAYED. It's tight, lean, action-packed storytelling with a beating heart at its center. You'll root for Lily. You'll also wish you had her with you when you fight the mall crowds at Christmastime. Can't wait for the next installment."
—Tracy Clark, multi-nominated Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist and winner of the 2020 Sue Grafton Memorial Award for the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery Series
"Eldridge’s latest is a richly textured tale that fully capitalizes on both setup and setting. Inventive, expertly executed fights and chases share the page with mouth- watering meals and scenic vistas, while feints and twists propel the plot and set the stage for Lily’s next adventure."
"Like the pyrotechnic moves of her main character, Lily Wong, author Tori Eldridge infuses her prose with precision and power. Lovers of Los Angeles and justice for embattled women will find comfort in Lily’s quest to right the wrongs committed in secret dark places. A nonstop thrilling ride!"
—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of CLARK AND DIVISION
"Part CRAZY RICH ASIANS and part GAME OF THRONES, THE NINJA BETRAYED delivers in all the right ways. This book rocks!"
—Don Bentley, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clanc y TARGET ACQUIRED
"In Hong Kong, Lily’s softer side emerges as she opens up to romantic and maternal love, asserts her Chinese heritage, and embraces her Wong family protector role. High drama plays out against the opposing backdrops of cozy (scrumptious food and luxurious outfits) and gritty (fierce riots and dangerous triads)."
–Jennifer J. Chow, Lefty Award-nominated author of MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES
"Thrilling as it is heartfelt, THE NINJA BETRAYED takes the reader deep into Hong Kong's underworld, while heroine Lily Wong punches through the tension rippling across the city. Each chapter kept me on edge as Lily pursued the secrets threatening her family, all the way to this book's satisfying ending. THE NINJA BETRAYED delivers with each heart-pounding rescue and sip of chrysanthemum tea."
—Elle Marr, Amazon Charts bestselling author of THE MISSING SISTER and LIES WE BURY
OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR THE NINJA'S BLADE
“With THE NINJA’S BLADE Tori Eldridge turns the dial to 11. More action, more fantastic characters, and more devious twists. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of V-WARS and INK "Eldridge does a terrific job...her need to stand up for and to protect the vulnerable should be a rallying cry. This series continues to impress." —Library Journal (Starred) “Lily Wong is gutsy, smart, and irresistible—just like THE NINJA’S BLADE. Grab it!” —Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT "In her unconventional style, the indomitable Lily keeps all these balls in the air, resulting in an exciting mystery that takes a sobering look at the sexual exploitation of youth in Los Angeles. Readers will eagerly await Lily’s next outing." —Publishers Weekly “Lily Wong is back and her quest for justice is stronger than ever! Buckle up for another heart-stopping ride!” ―Karen Dionne, USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of THE WICKED SISTER "THE NINJA'S BLADE will have you on the edge of your seat, turning pages so fast toward the end that you risk death by paper cut. Lily may not be winded at the end of those ninja fights, but you sure will be. If you’re not reading this series, you’re missing out big time." —Tracy Clark, author of the acclaimed Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR THE NINJA DAUGHTER NOMINATED FOR THE ANTHONY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL NOMINATED FOR THE LEFTY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL NOMINATED FOR THE MACAVITY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY Named one of the "Best Mystery Books of 2019" by The South Florida Sun Sentinel "If you love a heroine who's tough, brilliant, and never runs from a fight, look no further. THE NINJA DAUGHTER is your gal. Tori Eldridge introduces the warrior-sleuth you'll want fighting by your side." —Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE SHAPE OF NIGHT "Eldridge’s debut thriller introduces readers to a heroine for the #MeToo era and deftly explores the dangers of Lily’s avocation, the challenges of familial relationships, and the need to continue to fight the abuse and exploitation of others...Readers who enjoy an action-packed adventure that doesn’t neglect character development and speaks truth about the human condition will welcome this quirky, passionate, and endearingly relatable protagonist." —Library Journal (Starred), Debut Pick of the Month, November "THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero. I want this Ninja on my side. Tori Eldridge is redefining the genre.” —J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of TEAR ME APART "Eldridge’s wild ride of a first novel marries Kill Bill with Killing Eve. Readers will want to see more of the feisty Lily. Eldridge expertly mines both domestic suspense and action thriller." —Publishers Weekly "Tough, snarky, and grudgingly vulnerable, Lily Wong is an irresistible heroine set perfectly against a quirky millennial L.A. backdrop." —Booklist "The story of a modern-day ninja warrior following the code of the #MeToo movement, THE NINJA DAUGHTER by Tori Eldridge is as impactful as a throwing star." —Criminal Element “Tori Eldridge brings serious game to the thriller genre with THE NINJA DAUGHTER. Action-packed, devious, and with a lead character you’ll truly care about. This debut kicks ten kinds of ass—highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DEEP SILENCE and V-WARS
The third "Lily Wong" title (after
The Ninja's Blade) has the Chinese Norwegian ninja traveling to Hong Kong with her mother Violet. Long-brewing tensions between her mother and grandfather are Lily's first clue that this isn't going to be a relaxing vacation. As Lily watches Violet's anxiety grow about her position in the family business, her own unease increases when she must fend off attacks on other people in the company. Lily tries not to let these problems interfere with her blossoming relationship with Daniel Kwok, who has arrived in Hong Kong on business. She can't escape her destiny, however. Between squeezing in dates with Daniel and rescuing a teenage girl caught up in explosive protests that have disrupted Hong Kong, Lily discovers that she's dealing with dangerous members of a local triad. She will have to figure out whom she can trust before someone dear to her pays the price. VERDICT Eldridge's series just keeps getting better. While readers can enjoy this book without having read the first two, a series highlight is Lily's evolution and the complexity and growth of her relationships. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy strong heroines forging their own paths, like Deanna Raybourn's Victoria Speedwell, S.J. Rozan's Lydia Chin, and Gigi Pandian's Jaya Jones. —Julie Ciccarelli, Tacoma P.L., WA
Narrator Natalie Naudus brings versatility and spirit to this third volume in the Lily Wong series. Vibrantly portraying the contemporary Chinese-Norwegian ninja, Naudus transports listeners to the underworld of Hong Kong during the height of the pro-democracy protests. Naudus keeps listeners absorbed by skillfully amping up her pace and tension as issues with Lily’s family’s business mount, complications arise in her relationship with her boyfriend, and danger looms from murderous triads. Naudus believably renders a variety of accents and generations throughout. Nimbly altering her tone and pacing, she exhilarates listeners during fight scenes, bringing the excitement fans have come to expect from the series. This installment, which can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, proves to be the most riveting yet. V.T.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine
NOVEMBER 2021 - AudioFile