Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

Tigers in Red Weather 

Author: Liza Klaussmann
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 368
Format:  ARC
Goodreads:  Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel.

 Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha’s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their ‘real lives’: Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war. 
Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena’s husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena–with their children, Daisy and Ed–try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.
 Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.

Ope’s Opinion: I received this book at BEA.  This book was intense.  The characters had a lot of flaws.  The story moved fast, but was in an odd sequence.  It went back and forth from present to past, but it was noted.   Each character had the chance to tell the story from their perspective.  

This is not my usual read.  The foul language in this book distracted me.    I don’t know too many people to pass it on to.  If you like complicated story lines, you may really enjoy this one.

Rating: Two Chairs – I may have one friend who might like this book.

FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of   charge from BEA.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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