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The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

‘I was willingly propelled into a fascinating and exotic world’
Daily Mail

‘An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness’
The Times

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 12th February 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781787470484


Sumptuous... full of longing, the pages practically sigh as you turn each one on The Ghost Bride
USA Today on The Ghost Bride
A sumptuous garden maze of a novel
Riveting . . . Mythical creatures, conversations with the dead, lucky numbers, Confucian virtues, and forbidden love provide the backdrop for Choo's superb murder mystery
Publishers Weekly
A work of incredible beauty. . . astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection
Mazey, bewildering, and absolutely brilliant - I loved it
Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
An irresistible page-turner
A fascinating and exotic world where perception and truth can be interpreted in many ways
Daily Mail
An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness
The Times
[A] highly imaginative and a spellbinding read
Woman's Weekly
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 1930s Malaysia... a beautifully written, twisty tale
Sunday Post
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 30s Malaysia
This coming-of-age mystery is beautifully written with lush descriptions, characters suffused with the surreal, and a multi layered plot
Historical Novel Society
[The] beautifully written interpersonal relationships are a pleasure to read... Paints a luscious view of Malaysian natural surroundings and historical culture
Press Association
Choo is a thrilling writer, evoking high emotion, gripping suspense, and an exquisite sense of time and place with her lyrical, sensual writing and her powerful evocation of the soaring, sizzling landscape
Lancashire Post
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 1930s Malaysia
Woman's Way