‘Perfect for lovers of Outlander and The Time Traveller’s wife.’
The Tiger Catcher is the first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new trilogy from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.
Julian, a blogger, lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and successful. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young actress named Josephine. It’s love at first sight, and Julian’s world is turned upside down by a love affair that takes him-and everyone else in his life-by storm. For the two new lovers, the City of Angels is transformed into a magical playground. But Josephine is not what she seems and carries secrets that threaten to tear them apart -seemingly forever. Her sudden death sends Julian spiralling. He is a broken man, his faith in tatters. He disconnects from family and friends and is desperate to reunite with his soulmate.
During this time, Julian meets a mysterious stranger who tells him how to find Josephine again if he is willing to give up everything and take a death-defying trip from which no one has ever returned. Julian struggles with the idea of leaving behind everyone and everything familiar, but ultimately, his desire to find Josephine wins.
So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward an impossible choice which will lead him to love fulfilled … or to oblivion.
Paullina Simons has a huge and loyal fanbase. While this book is a little different to her previous ones, she still delivers on an unforgettable love story. The End of Forever series will no doubt win over many new fans as well. The more unusual premise is perfect for lovers of Outlander and The Time Traveller’s wife. And the Netflix generation has provided inspiration for the rapid release of this trilogy with all three books out in 2019.
The Tiger Catcher is a beautiful exploration of love and grief, with Julian the perfect romantic hero, willing to risk all for love. Impossible to put down, the climax to the tale leaves you wanting more…which is exactly what the reader gets when book two, A Beggar’s Kingdom is soon released.
Compelling, and haunting, I’m looking forward to following Julian and Josephine’s love story across time and space, and excited about where the next book will take them. A highly recommended novel for the romantic at heart.
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.
After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator, Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.
She has since written Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander), The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square. Many of Paullina’s novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand.
Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana’s Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best-selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.