Sendker applied the Page 69 Test to new novel, Whispering Shadows, and reported the following:
Of course page 69 is not representative of Whispering Shadows. I think only very few pages or paragraphs of a book can be.Visit Jan-Philipp Sendker's website.
This page only hints at one conflict in the book. There is also a murder mystery involved: a dead young American businessman is killed in China, and Paul Leibovitz is trying to help his parents to sort things out. (The alleged killer has an alibi.) He does not want to get involved and his girlfriend Christine asks him not to because she is scared of China, or the Chinese authorities to be precise.As a young girl she fled from China to Hong Kong with her mother because her father was killed by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. Since then she does not trust China anymore. Paul promises to stay out of the investigation but wants to help at the same time….