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The Tiger in the House
by Jacqueline Sheehan


Overview - " The Tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end." --Heather Gudenkauf
Love and resentment, fear and hope intersect for two sisters as their desire to help an abandoned child forces them to face their past and decide their future .
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Overview
"The Tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end." --Heather Gudenkauf
Love and resentment, fear and hope intersect for two sisters as their desire to help an abandoned child forces them to face their past and decide their future . . .
Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine's child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She's ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life's sweetness for a change.
Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess.
As she seeks to discover where Hayley belongs, Delia is forced to reexamine her own painful history. With no guide but her own flawed instincts, Delia must decide how deep to venture into the unknown, whether in shaping the destiny of the child who has no one else to turn to--or in exploring the fierce dark corners of her own soul.
"The Tiger in the House is at once terrifying and tender, a tribute to this writer's range in the realm of domestic drama. I read it once, and then I read it all over again. Stop what you're doing and settle down with this one." --Jacquelyn Mitchard
"I love Jacqueline Sheehan's books because they're about real life with exciting, breathtaking twists. The Tiger In the House is a gripper. From the start where we meet a five year old girl without a last name standing on the side of the road to the ending I wasn't expecting, I felt like holding my breath. What a great read." --Cathy Lamb
"The Tiger in the House is an absorbing story about two sisters--the strengths and struggles they share, and the secrets they don't. Delia is a compelling heroine, sensitively rendered. Jacqueline Sheehan is a perceptive observer of the complexities of family relationships in the face of tragedy." --Emily Arsenault

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781617738982
  • ISBN-10: 1617738980
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

When five-year-old Hayley is found covered in blood by the side of the road, the search party begins to discover who she is, what she witnessed, and where she belongs. Sheehan (The Center of the World) has crafted a fast-moving domestic drama that sheds light on schizophrenia, the foster care system, and the scourge of heroin trafficking and addiction. Delia Lamont, a 32-year-old caseworker for foster children, is ready to leave her job and open a seaside bakery with her younger sister, Juniper. All she wants is to bake bread and lead a less stressful life, but she is asked to take on this one last case and is determined to end her career on a positive note. With the help of her longtime boss, Ira, and Det. Lt. Michael Moretti, a relative newcomer to the South Portland Police Department, she will go to dangerous lengths to figure out the secret of Hayleys past. When the old boyfriend who saved her life when they were teenagers walks back into Delias world eager to pick up where they left off, she is also forced to revisit the painful past that she has tried so hard to overcome. Sheehans compelling page-turner will grab readers in the first chapter and not let go until the unexpected conclusion. (Feb.)

 
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