Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

This is such an odd story and overall just did not feel like there was anything redeeming about it.  The story is told by five points of view, one person at a time, that in itself causes some confusion having to go back and forth in time.  I did not like the characters and was disenchanted with their lack of morals and commitment to one another.  There was just nothing that bound them together except for their gin and tonic.  Oh boy!

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
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.
RATING - 2 STARS  - I Didn't Like It

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