John K. Sutherland Stirs the Reader’s Creative Imagination

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Mystery novel takes readers back through time as it tracks the workings of a curse.

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Readers are in for a compelling, stimulating and fascinating tale that briefly takes them back in time. Author John K. Sutherland’s third novel; “Year of the Tiger” follows an exhilarating journey that illustrates a unique amalgam of suspense, drama, action, outspoken honesty, love, and mystery. This remarkable tale which gradually builds with increasing emotional intensity, with unexpected adventures, will significantly etch an indelible mark within its reader’s subconscious.

The story begins in 1497, with the marriage and death on the same day of Jeffrey Thurston; dead by the hand of his wife, but not before he had laid a dreadful curse on two families. Following that, the tale moves on almost 450 years, briefly to China and then to a girls’ boarding school in northern England just after the Second World War. Revolving around a blind male teacher and one of the younger teachers in the boarding school, the story reveals surprising and capricious twists and turns, directed by a desperate external force that has waited four hundred years for exactly this moment. The means of lifting that curse, unknown to either of them, require both characters to be thrown closely together as quickly as possible. The curse that has destroyed one family and has come close to destroying another, is finally lifted as a friendly but desperate entity achieves his goal, while leading the two to a romantic conclusion.

An intriguing tale of mystery, outspoken honesty, and tender scenes of love, this book creatively divagates from the rules of reality and takes readers to a whole new world where the breaking of a destructive curse, inevitably leads to a promising future.

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The Year of the Tiger * by John K. Sutherland
Publication Date: April 2, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 461 pages; 978-1-4691-7815-8
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 461 pages; 978-1-4691-7816-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-7817-2

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