Tygers was an interesting book to read. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what or who was real, a ghost, a figment of a child’s imagination, or an overreaction. I have to say that that’s what made this novel. The characters are all tied up emotionally and mentally by first the mysterious Ty (who we don’t really know exists or not or who he is) and then by Carol’s abusive husband. Carol is a small town mother whose son, Kyle, is showing similar symptoms that her older sister Katie had as a child. We’re talking about his stuff tigers being real, being able to feel his aunt from miles away, and talking telepathically to one tiger in particular…the one named Ty.
Katie is running from her past but she can’t run far with her nephew psychically linked to her and needing some kind of feedback. When Carol’s husband dies very, very mysteriously (we’re talking gauges and tiger marks), she flies down to see how she can help. The mysterious back player (Ty) is slowly gathering all the chess pieces together and placing them exactly where he wants them. From there, the strings pull tighter and tighter around Katie’s throat forcing her to have to learn to ask for help.
The story is intense and detailed. This is a true fantasy novel that will have you aching for our poor heroine. Actually, the one I felt the worse for was poor Keith. Keith has been in love with Katie for the last couple decades and he’s being drawn in head first in to the crazy psychic world of Katie and Kyle’s tigers. This is a great book, and Lyons has a wonderful way with situations and characters.
- Publisher: Under the Moon (2009)
- ISBN-10: 1934153605
- ISBN-13: 978-1934153604
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