Tiger Drive

A Novel

Fiction - Drama
418 Pages
Reviewed on 08/10/2019
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Author Biography

Teri Case is the award-winning author of Tiger Drive. She is a native Nevadan. Her alcoholic father, bipolar mother, and nine siblings taught her to watch and learn from others, and that laughter can lighten any load (at least for a few seconds). She often travels—watching, learning, and writing about people who want to matter. In the Doghouse is her second novel and has won the National Indie Excellence Award.

Teri runs the Tiger Drive Scholarship for students who want to reach, learn, and grow beyond their familiar environment by attending college.

She lives in Washington, D.C., during the summer and Clearwater, Florida, in the winter.


    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Tiger Drive is a contemporary family drama novel penned by author Teri Case. Written for adults due to its complex themes, language, and content, the story focuses with a deep and insightful perspective on the Sloan family, residents of the titular address at which the novel is set. Mother Janice is sick of managing her dysfunctional family and drunken husband and still harbors the dreams of her youth. As her daughter Carrie plans a college escape, husband Harry takes a step too far and the whole family ends up under investigation. As the dirt flies, everyone’s dreams seem on the verge of collapse, but there’s a small glimmer of hope that they can prevail.

Fans of family sagas, shifting perspectives and powerful literary fiction are certain to adore this dramatic but highly realistic work by author Teri Case. The connection and commitment to character development stand at the center of this immense wealth of interpersonal knowledge and deep-set family traumas, characterized perfectly in the dialogue style and intimate narrative techniques used. We sit on the shoulders of the family members to glimpse deep into their relationships and alternate ideas about one another, finding pathos and sympathy in some ways and frustration and heartache in others. Janice takes center stage as the action and the mystery elements heat up but, all in all, there’s a well-rounded message with a true emotional rollercoaster right to the end. Overall, Tiger Drive is a superb modern drama work that comes highly recommended indeed.