Saigon Dark

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?


“Elka Ray has created something quite unique… Part macabre mystery, part heartwarming tale of love and the importance of family and identity.”

Asialife Magazine

“A satisfying psychological thriller which, due to its Vietnam setting and its unusual storyline, manages to step away from crime fiction norms.”

Literary Flits

“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.”

 – Lissa Pelzer, Author & Crime Critic