The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

The Family Chao

Lan Samantha Chang

fiction literary mystery dark emotional mysterious medium-paced

301 pages | first published 2022

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An acclaimed storyteller returns with “a gorgeous and gripping literary mystery” that explores “family, betrayal, passion, race, culture and the American Dream” (Jean Kwok). The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao Resta...
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Summary of 167 reviews

Moods

mysterious 76%
dark 67%
emotional 50%
tense 32%
reflective 31%
challenging 21%
sad 21%
funny 12%
adventurous 3%
hopeful 2%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 35%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 37% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 34% | No: 23%

Loveable characters?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.39

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