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The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3)
The Tiger in the Well - Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3 Author:Philip Pullman Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End--and finds help in some unexpected... more » quarters.
"Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, the strong eye for characters is there, as are the brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, and the ability to spin plot within plot. Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one."--School Library Journal. « less
The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3) is the most complex story of the Sally Lockhart Series. The author literally pulls you into the story and you are compelled to keep reading. The window into Victorian England is vivid and astounding in its descriptions and you can almost smell it.
A great read, highly recommend it. But read Book 1 and 2 first as they set up characters that run through the series.
As "The Tiger in the Well" begins, we find Sally Lockhart a single mother in Victorian England, her lover having died before they could be married. This is a hard enough situation, in those times, but soon Sally finds herself as the victim of a mysterious and elaborate scheme designed to ruin her reputation and have her daughter taken from her. Who could hate her this much, and why? Exciting, entertaining (and feminist) adventure.