many people go to a place called Happy Asses Donkey and Big
Cat Rescue wearing a killer dress and gorgeous heels? If you
are animal behaviorist Grace Wilde, it really isn't out of
the ordinary. Veterinarian Hugh Murray called to tell her
an angry tiger has him up a tree. What most people do not
know is that Grace has telepathic abilities that let her talk
to the animals. Not exactly like Dr. Doolittle, but close
enough. Grace saves Hugh and finds out why Boris the Siberian
Tiger is so agitated. Boris tells Grace that someone has been
taken. Grace finds out that one of the volunteers has not
been seen in several days. Based on what the tiger has told
her, Grace fears that Brooke Ligner has been kidnapped.
Grace is determined
to find Brooke, but the police will not investigate a possible
kidnapping based on the word of a tiger. Brooke is on probation
for stealing and drugs. Being a volunteer is part of her sentence.
Brooke’s parents have told her not to come back if she
runs away again, so they will not file a missing person report.
The parole officer will not lend a hand either. Looks like
Grace will be investigating Brooke’s disappearance on
her own. Not exactly alone – she will have to talk to
the animals and see if they know anything. Grace had better
be careful, or she could end up speechless.
Things to ponder:
Was Brooke looking to score drugs from the clinic? Will Grace
and Kai ever have a real date? Why is Jack-Jack the donkey
refusing to communicate with Grace?
This book offers
some heart-pounding moments as well as some very humorous
moments of comic relief. I found myself laughing out loud.
This is a fast-paced, well-plotted page turner of a read that
kept me at the edge of my seat. I found I could not put this
book down. I had to find out what happened next. Can’t
wait to see what Grace’s next adventure will entail.
So if you like your mystery with lots of animals, then you
should be reading A Tiger’s Tale.