Aunties - Dial A For Aunties (Aunties, Book 1)

By Jesse Sutanto

Winner of the Comedy Women In Print Prize 2021

‘Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud’ Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Road Trip

Your family would kill to see you happy

When Meddy Chan accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her up on the date so they kind of owe her.

Although hiding this goddamn dead body is going to be harder than they thought especially when her family’s wedding business has THE biggest wedding of the year happening right now.

It turns out the wedding venue just happens to be managed by Meddy’s ex, aka the one who got away. It’s the worst time to see him again, or…is it? Can Meddy finally find love and make her overbearing family happy?


Readers LOVE Dial A For Aunties!

‘Its dark humour and hilarious family dynamics had me in stitches from start to finish’
‘I loved every second of reading it and couldn’t predict what was going to happen next’
‘I couldn’t stop laughing throughout’
‘The characters felt so relatable’
‘What a great book this is – a really fun read’
‘A hilariously funny rom-com’
‘Escapist fun that’ll keep you turning the pages and giggling throughout’

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 24 Jun 2024
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-0-00-870219-9
Jesse Sutanto is an author of books for children and adults. She received her Masters from the University of Oxford and a BA in English Literature from Berkeley. She grew up in Indonesia and Singapore and currently lives in Jakarta with her husband and two daughters. The film rights to her women’s fiction, Dial A for Aunties, was bought by Netflix in a competitive bidding war.You can find out more about Jesse on her website and follow her on Twitter @thewritinghippo and on Facebook and Instagram @JesseQSutanto

”'A deliciously frantic comedy caper, filled with absurd situations, hilarious dialogue, wonderful family dynamics and crackling with comic energy” - Joanne Harris, CWIP Prize

”'Had me laughing aloud within its first five pages. Charming, hilarious and heartfelt” - Emily Henry, Beach Read

”'A dazzling debut full of humour and love. A comedy caper, doused in black humour, comical references, mixed with romance - fans of Crazy Rich Asians will love it” - My Weekly

”'Brilliant, wicked and dead, dead funny” - Andi Osho, Asking For A Friend

”'A gloriously screwball crime caper (with a dusting of romance) which will have you snort-laughing” - Red

”'Dial A For Aunties is one of the funniest, smartest, most compelling books I’ve read in a long time and I couldn’t put it down” - Lucy Vine, Hot Mess

‘Rejoice over Dial A For Aunties’Elle -

”'This smart, funny charming novel has all the right ingredients to make you laugh out loud… A heartfelt rom-com” - Platinum

”'A tightly-plotted, highly comic romp, Dial A For Aunties keeps you guessing till the very last twist” - Lauren Ho, Last Tang Standing

”'Has redefined what 'page-turner' means with laugh-out-loud humour and delightful twists and turns at every corner” - Buzzfeed

”'A rip-roaring treat! Dark comedy at its finest and a set of catastrophes that had me roaring” - Abigail Mann, The Lonely Fajita

”'This laugh-out-loud read is a real breath of fresh air” - Fabulous

”'Dark humour at its best. We had such a laugh reading through” - Magic Radio Bookclub

”'The comedy jackpot! Fresh, funny and fabulous” - Kirsty Eyre, Cow Girl

‘A laugh-out-loud read’Bella -

”'Genuine laugh-out-loud funny” - Frost

’A comedy of errors, by turns macabre and romantic, hilarious and affectionate’Saga -