Dial A for Aunties

Dial A for Aunties Review

A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse Q. Sutanto.

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?

Story Locale: Southern California

Title:Dial A for Aunties
Edition Language:English

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    Dial A for Aunties Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Jesse Sutanto's comedy thriller is an absolute hoot, but you are going to have to suspend your sense of disbelief to fully appreciate and enjoy this offbeat fun fest. It celebrates the Chinese and Ind...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars**Meddy Chan is the photographer for her family's up-and-coming wedding planning business. Even though she did study photography, the wedding scene isn't really what she envisioned for hers...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This book is a hoot and an absolute delight! I was wiping tears as I cackled while reading about Meddy and her family's antics. I loved the opportunity to learn more about the main character's Indones...

  • Jessica

    4.5What a pleasant surprise! I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, but I could not put it down! From the start, I loved Meddy's relationship with her mom and aunts. Their banter and bi...

  • FireLily

    update: THIS RELEASES TODAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHalso I got denied for the ARC I requested*sobbing*if you need me I'll be in the cornerEXCUSE MEAN INDONESIAN AUTHORINDONESIAN CULTURE BEING REPRESENTEDCR...

  • Berit???

    Wedding cakes, dead bodies, and aunties... oh my! This book was laugh out loud hilarious! You definitely need to go into this book with suspended belief. Kind of reminded me of Stephanie Plum or more ...

  • Emily

    Genuinely funny and completely charming in every way. I loved, loved, loved this one....

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    I haven’t had this much fun with a dead body since . . . . But I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. In all honesty, I didn’t even wait to see the cover of this one before I was attempt...

  • Brenda Waworga

    ADUHHHH!!! What an entertaining book! And as Indonesian who has Chinese blood from my father and have big family, this story really speaks to me… i also didn’t expect it will be so FREAKING FUNNY!...

  • Lisazj1

    3.5 stars. For the most part, I very much enjoyed reading this. If you just go ahead from the start and put your suspension of disbelief at full power and accept the story for what it is, it's absolut...