The Night Tiger : the utterly enchanting and spellbinding mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
'It reminds me of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . it's an amazing book' Rhys Stephenson on BBC's Between the Covers
'You won't be able to put this one down!' Reese Witherspoon
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...
In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master's severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has forty-nine days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth forever.
Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother's debts. One night, Ji Lin's dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail.
As time runs out for Ren's mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men. In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin's paths will cross in ways they will never forget.
Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love. Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.
'An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness' The Times
'[A] highly imaginative and a spellbinding read' Woman's Weekly
'I was willingly propelled into a fascinating and exotic world' Daily Mail
Readers love The Night Tiger
'Gripping, enchanting' 5* Reader Review
'Captivating from the very beginning' 5* Reader Review
'Simply beautiful' 5* Reader Review
'Profound' 5* Reader Review
'A real feel-good and warming novel' 5* Reader Review
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 128 x 196 x 38mm | 340g
- 23 Jun 2020
- Quercus Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
About Yangsze Choo