Review & Giveaway: A Song for Lonely Wolves by Lee Evie

A Song for Lonely Wolves by Lee Evie

Publication Date: February 26, 2020
Interstice Press

Series: Joseon Detective, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction

A missing woman. A frozen body.
A bonded servant girl, determined to solve a mystery.

Joseon Korea, winter, 1590.

At the foot of a jagged mountain range, an isolated village lies in muddy snow. From her bed, a young noblewoman vanishes in the dead of night and rumours of a fearsome ghost with no face echo in her wake.

Hard-working and dogged Dan Ji, arrives in the long winding valley with her own ghosts. As a damo, a tea servant of the police force, she is overlooked and undervalued. Yet this case has gripped her heart, and she craves to prove her worth beyond simply cooking and cleaning for her superiors – she is determined to solve the mystery.

With only the officer in charge on her side – a hard young man with a bloody past and secrets of his own – Dan Ji must convince the local Magistrate and his provincial policemen to trust her judgement. Yet with mistrust brewing, the investigation slowly grinds to a halt. Until a frozen body is unearthed from the deep snows of the mountain range.

It is not within Dan Ji’s nature to leave a mystery unsolved, yet soon she discovers the fine threads of this investigation run much deeper than anyone has anticipated.

A dark historical mystery set in old Korea.

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It's always exciting to start a new historical set in a place that I have never read about so I was super stoked to read A Song for Lonely Wolves. Set in 16th century Korea it follows Dan Ji who is a Damo. In old Korea, damos were women servants who served the police department. They also were sometimes tasked with undercover work as they could cross societal lines, unlike the policemen.

The novel kicks off as the gambling den that Dan Ji is working is raided by police after she was working undercover to bring down the criminal organization. After the success of that mission, she is asked to help investigate a missing noblewoman with ties to the royal family. But the case won't be easy since the girl's father won't help find his daughter and more women disappear during the investigation. It's up to Dan Ji to find out what happened and why, and she must work harder than ever.

I really liked Dan Ji. She clearly knows her role in society though she pushes against it from time to time. She's smart and inquisitive and wants justice and she revels in the little power that comes from her time as an investigator. The mystery was done really well and Evie knows how to keep the readers turning the pages! Lee Evie definitely brought old Korea to life. It was awesome to learn more about the culture and traditions of that time.

All in all, it was a fascinating read and I can't wait for more adventures with Dan Ji! Highly recommended.

About the Author

Lee Evie is a historical fiction author. She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger, mystery and romance. When she's not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry. An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are the most precious gift to the universe.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 6
Review at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, July 7
Review at Bookworlder

Wednesday, July 8
Review at YA, It's Lit

Thursday, July 9
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Friday, July 10
Feature at Donna's Book Blog

Saturday, July 11
Review at Book Bustle
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Sunday, July 12
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Wednesday, July 15
Review at Impressions In Ink


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A Song for Lonely Wolves

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for being part of the book tour and reading my story. I was so excited to see this lovely review :)


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