My latest book is my debut novel, Ghost Girls (Echo Publishing, March 2016). It’s a crime novel set in Sydney’s Chinatown and also in Beijing. The story follows protagonist Sophie Sandilands, the daughter of a deceased Irish-Australian private detective and a Hong Kong-born Chinese mother. Sophie is working as an English language teacher among Sydney’s international student community and she notices a number of female students going missing. She begins to investigate but, as she does, it becomes apparent that someone is also tracking her and has knowledge of the ghosts in her own past. Will Sophie find out what happened to the missing students or will she also become one of the disappeared?
Ghost Girls contains dark subject matter, but this is lightened by a strong focus on Chinese cuisine and tea culture. The book has been well reviewed by the major press and also optioned by independent film company FilmCamp.
Be warned, my book may make you hungry: more than one reviewer has advised not reading Ghost Girls on an empty stomach!
Ghost Girls is published by Echo Publishing and is also available as an e-book.
Read more about Cath on her website here