What starts off as a seemingly spanning historical fiction novel, "The Night Tiger" by @YangszeChoo quickly turns into gothic horror as weretigers run amok, ghosts haunt at every corner, and someone so dangerous may not be seen until it's too late...
The rumor is it's a tiger, a shapeshifter that can be human, killing and Dr. William Acton has something to hide related to it: one of the victims is his secret lover Ambika. And his new houseboy, Ren, is looking for something his last master, Dr. MacFarlane, told him to find - a severed finger in a case.
Only a mysterious man taking a dancing lesson had it, Chan Yew Cheung, and now it's in the possession of his dancing partner– Ji Lin. As she and her stepbrother Lee Shin deal with secrets - her doing dance lessons to pay for her mother's gambling debts, their shared past with his abusive father - they search for answers that lead to danger, both getting closer in the process to the dismay of everyone.
And then there is the boy on the railway platform both Ji Lin and Ren see in dreams, a messenger who has dire warnings to give about the danger that’s close – and everyone’s a suspect.
This is a terrific novel. I go into books sometimes not reading the jacket covers, and seeing how this was the April 2019 selection for @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine, I dove right in anyway. Judging by the cover (which you know the rule) and the beginning, I thought "This is a nice historical novel, very interesting"...and then the murders start happening.
It's a #thriller, everyone, and a good one. Full of the twists and turns you want right up until the very last pages where all the secrets are revealed.
Very well done and with a Sherlock Holmes-esque atmosphere. For both #literature fans and #thrillerbook fans.
Released February 12th from @flatiron_books ( @macmillanusa).
I just finished The Girl He Used to Know in basically one sitting and it’s definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five! It’s what you’d get if you mixed together The Light We Lost and The Kiss Quotient.
I loved the love story, the unpredictability and some parts of Annika’s personality (and the painting of her on the cover) reminded me of myself! #thegirlheusedtoknow@traceygarvisgraves ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.
Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game―and his heart―to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.
Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.