And on my drives to and from the trailhead, I finally finished this book on Audible. I don‘t usually like books with a fantasy/supernatural component but I loved this one. I feel like it would make an amazing movie.
It's a good story premise peppered with severed fingers, romance, superstition, gambling debts, weretigers & colonial cocktail parties. There's a heavy dose of dream sequences and a touch of magical realism as well as a murder mystery central to the plot. But it's the scope of the novel that for me is its achilles heel - there's lots going on and the author uses a few to many coincidences to get a rather convoluted plot move along.