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17th May 2020

These Violent Delights is the book you need to read in 2020 

Keeley Ryan

We cannot WAIT for this to hit shelves. 

Chole Gong’s These Violent Delights is the book that you need to read in 2020. 

The highly-anticipated debut novel is due to hit shelves in November this year and it’s gone right to the top of our ‘to read’ list. 

Set in Shanghai in 1926, the novel follows 18-year-old former flapper Juliette Cai, who returns to assume her role as the heir of the Scarlet Gang, a network of criminal who are far above the law. 

Their only rivals in power? The White Flowers, with whom they have been feuding for generations. 

Behind every move of the White Flowers is their heir Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love and her first betrayal. 

But then gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, and people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. 

As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns-and grudges-aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule. 

Romance, mystery and mayhem? Sounds right up our street. 

  • These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong is due to be published in November 2020.