Published: April 27, 2021
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Large Print Hardcover from Local Public Library
Available Formats: Digital, Audio, Hardcover, and Paperback
My Review: Is it appropriate to be laughing hysterically while reading a book about a family covering up a murder?
I listened to the audiobook and read when I was able. It was the perfect book to make the chores go much quicker. The narrator was very good. The perfect dialect on all characters.
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto is a total “Instagram made me do it read.”
From Goodreads: What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming 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 inadvertently 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 the 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 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?