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Tigers in Red Weather, by Liza Klaussmann. Little, Brown and Company.

Amongst my favourite titles to read are tomes about those slightly pretentious groups: from the Upper East Side (the entire Gossip Girl book series remains to be one of my favourites since the age of about 13!) to entitled housewives in the post-war States. Tigers in Red Weather falls into the latter category, a heady look and dip into the world of a set of bored housewives in post-war New England.

Penned by Liza Klaussmann, Tigers in Red Weather depicts the intertwining lives of two cousins, Nick and Helena. Having grown up sharing summer heat, boat docks and midnight gin parties in an old family estate known as Tiger House, the pair are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is about to reunite with her husband, Hughes, about to return from the war.

Post-war, the magic of their life begins to show cracks. Helena's husband isn't quite who she thought he was, Nick and Hughes struggle to reconnect, and once reunited, Nick and Helena's children - Daisy and Ed - discover a brutal murder, binding their childhood to brutality and invasion.

The story is unravelled from five points of view, Nick and Helena, their children Daisy and Ed, and also from Hughes. Captivating, elegant and suspenseful, I sped through this number in all of about two weeks this summer. I'd highly recommend this to any reader, it hits the mark with a number of genres, and is an incredibly well-written, meticulously detailed read.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Tigers in Red Weather to read and review. All thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

9 comments

  1. This sounds lovely! I need to stockpile books to enjoy once my Autumn term at uni is over, at the moment I'm swamped with classics and academic books which are enjoyable but very draining. I'm looking forward to Christmas just spent curled up with a hot chocolate and some good reads, so this will definitely go on the list, I do love me a bit of Post-war :)

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    1. I'd really recommend it lovely, I'm quite tempted to reread it. It would make a lovely refreshing change from your academic numbers. xx

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  2. Have had this recommended to me a few times recently, seems it's definitely worth a go!

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    1. And I'm here to pop another recommendation in - pick a copy up, SO good!

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  3. This sounds really good, I love books with lots of interweaving plotlines and characters, definitely going to check it out! I have a ridiculously big reading pile at the moment so I will add this one to it! :) xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. Would seriously recommend it Rosie, it's a great middleweight read, not too simple and not too meaty either. It went straight to the top of my reading pile and nothing else has compared to it since! xx

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  5. I have had this book on my ereader for ages and just haven't got around to reading it yet, maybe I will make it my next read, it certainly sounds interesting :) x

    http://www.thelibrarian.co.uk

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    1. Ooh definitely do Georgina, absolutely LOVED it. (:

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