What you Don't Know
Tales of obsession, mystery & murder in Southeast Asia
An American lawyer dreams of killing his trophy wife in Thailand. A Vietnamese soldier goes mad in a haunted forest. A breaded mother’s trip to Cambodia ends in tragedy – or does it?
One of Asia’s top crime writers takes you on a journey from the jungles of Sumatra throughout Bangkok’s seedy bars to the seemingly sedate streets of Singapore. Your traveling companies are a slew of dark emotions – fear, jealousy, greed, lust and revenge. And your destination? Welcome to the bright side of the dark side.
With flashes of black humor and hard-to-forget characters, these ten stories shine light into the dark corners of Southeast Asia.
HOLD ON - The road to love can get bumpy!
Just months after moving to Hanoi with her banker fiancé, Wyatt, Jane Moxley learns that he’s cheating on her. Unable to accept that their relationship is over, Jane sets out to discredit his new girlfriend – a sexy French-Vietnamese aid worker named Lindy Tran. Hot, smart and accomplished, Lindy looks like the perfect woman. Or is she? The more Jane discovers, the less plausible Lindy seems. Not only is she dating three guys at once, but the charity she manages looks awfully shady.
What starts as a desperate bid to win Wyatt back turns into the adventure of Jane’s life. With its exotic locale and memorable characters, Hanoi Jane is a fun “holiday read” – whether or not you’re on holiday…
"It zips along at a cracking pace with a compelling plot and fun characters."
– Jo Parfitt, Expat Book Reviews
Good and bad. Life and death. Some choices aren't black and white.
A grief-stricken young mother switches her dead daughter for an abused child, then spends the next decade living a lie. She remarries and starts to feel safe when she gets a note: ‘I know what you did’. Can she save her family from her dark secret?
"There’s no way this book can be easily described – well written and fascinating subject matter is only the beginning. It could easily become a huge hit and also has all the hallmarks of a noir classic. It should be read, simple as that."
– Lissa Pelzer Author & Crime Critic
A former journalist and travel writer, Elka Ray writes fiction for children and adults. Writing mysteries is her passion.