Title: Roachville

Author: Marianne Germain

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXKVDBS




Translator Annika Roy is bored with life and wishes she had a cat.

Enters handsome but shady Kenneth Tann, followed by the Laotian mother-daughter duo, Phuong and Mei.

These three are totally obsessed with an unworldly artifact and Annika gets caught in this unlikely triangle. Fortunately, old friends, Vi and Beck, are on her side. And, there’s a super cute gardener and two Aborigine twins to help her out too.

Follow Annika on a journey from the mundane to the weird, with twists, turns, and more than a few bumps.



My review

4/5 Stars

This was very different from what I was expecting when I picked up the book and it’s for that reason that it held my interest. The book starts off with a translator being contacted to preform translations between an older man named Kenneth Tann and a Laotian woman by the name of Phuong. Annika, the main character, is bewildered and intrigued by the strange arrangement, especially when she begins to have dreams of a leafy sea dragon statue that Phuong comes to inform her is the Naga, a paranormal figure. There were a lot of twists and it was tough to tell which characters could be trusted and which ones couldn’t. If you’re looking for a thrilling fast read, this is the book for you.