Can true love ever die? The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new trilogy from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.
Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine.
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.
A broken man, his faith in tatters, 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.
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.
The Tiger Catcher takes readers from the depths of despair to the dizzying heights of joy in the first novel of an unforgettable trilogy of love lost and found. For all fans of Outlander, The Time Traveler's Wife and Jojo Moyes.
Simons opens the End of Forever trilogy with a quirky story of soulmates drawn together through time. Los Angeles blogger "Mr. Know It All," aka Julian Cruz, cannot understand how he could so quickly fall in love with impetuous, enigmatic actor Josephine Collins and then be expected to cope with her sudden death. As he spirals out of control and becomes increasingly desperate to somehow reunite with Josephine, Julian meets Devi, a Hmong chef and possible shaman, in a tiny eatery in London. Devi recognizes in Julian an ability to overcome the boundaries of time and space, but Julian must wrestle with the idea of leaving friends and family to take the leap into the past in search of Josephine. While set mostly in contemporary L.A. and London, Simons expertly builds a world where readers will believe that Julian might be able to change his future by seeking his soulmate in the past. Josephine's soul is both young and old, and it's enjoyable to watch her evolve, though Julian is by far the most richly drawn character. Readers will root for this unlikely time traveler to find his future.