1 (accidental) murder
2 thousand wedding guests
3 (maybe) cursed generations
4 meddling Asian aunties to the rescue!
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—“Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream cake flowers.
But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?
Title: Dial A for Aunties
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Genre: Adult, Romance, Comedy, Murder
This book was amazeeeee! If you enjoy humorous who-dun-it books with an added bonus of meddling aunties, then this is the book for you!
Let me start with the absolute hilarity of this book. It was a true rom-com with a dash of murder. Who doesn’t love that? Our main character, Meddy, has 3 quirky aunts who are doing everything they can to help her hide a body (hey, accidental murder! How are you?) while still trying to pull off the wedding of a century. On top of the crazy and ridiculous situation that begins this humorous journey, it is actually the characters that bring the laughter. Each aunt is so different and so funny! Their personalities are great, but I loved seeing the way they handled this absolutely insane situation. They must dispose of a dead body in the middle of a wedding, but most of the time, they’re more focused on setting Meddy up with her true love. This book is just so over the top, it’s funny.
Also, while this book is a blend of many different genres, the thriller-ness that usually comes with a murder book is still present! There are plenty of plot twists and unexpected occurrences that keep this book surprising and fast-paced. Don’t discount this murder book just because it’s not a “murder mystery.”
If I haven’t convinced you to read this book yet then you’re missing out. It is a must-read for all genre-lovers and should be enjoyed with many hearty laughs.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jesse Q Sutanto grew up shuttling back and forth between Jakarta and Singapore and sees both cities as her homes. She has a Masters degree from Oxford University, though she has yet to figure out a way of saying that without sounding obnoxious. She is currently living back in Jakarta on the same street as her parents and about seven hundred meddlesome aunties. When she’s not tearing out her hair over her latest WIP, she spends her time baking and playing FPS games. Oh, and also being a mom to her two kids.
Author photo taken by Michael Hart