A few months ago, when living in Denver, Allison @ The Book Wheel and I randomly blog met and then real-life met. One of the first things we did (after making sure we weren’t scary people that we met online) was exchange book suggestions. And the book suggestion Allison gave me months ago was Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann.
Nick and her cousin Helena marry well. . . or so they think at first. Nick’s husband Hughes doesn’t provide enough love and affection, so she seeks it elsewhere. Helena’s husband is a loser, and their son, Ed, seems to be a little “off.” Ed and Daisy (Nick & Hughes’ daughter) discover a murdered maid, and things begin to fall apart rapidly.
I really enjoyed Tigers in Red Weather. I like how sections of the book are told from the perspectives of all of the main characters, sometimes overlapping to give a very well-rounded point of view.
Tigers is subtly but keeps your interest. It’s a great summer read, being “beachy” but not light and fluffy, taking place in the 50s and 60s.
Here’s a quote I loved from the book:
“If there’s one thing you can be sure about in this life, it’s that you won’t always be kissing the right person” – Nick, p. 140
What book are you looking forward to for a summer read?