I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.Ivory Ghosts by Caitlin O'Connell
Published by Alibi on April 7th, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Mystery
Source: complimentary review copy
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A new female heroine to watch, American wildlife biologist, Catherine Sohon, escapes tragedy in South Africa to take a position at a remote wildlife preserve in Namibia, South West Africa. It is there that Catherine has been planted to both study the elephants and in her undercover role, discover who is poaching the elephants.
On her way to the preserve, Catherine stumbles upon a brutal murder thrusting her headfirst into the mystery of poaching and this preserve. The vast knowledge O’Connell has of elephants becomes apparent early on. It is the majestic elephant and the raw beauty of Namibia that highlight the novel. Catherine is an unlikely heroine finding her strength through tragedy and her love of Africa and it’s elephant plight.
The first person narration was not my favorite choice. At times it made conversation seem stilted. Overall, the plot was fast-paced with a slight dip in the middle of the novel. As a debut novel, Ivory Ghosts is a good beginning to what should prove to be a smart series with a female protagonist that has both heart and intelligence.
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