“Reading Tangled Ties to a Manatee was certainly an interesting experience. The longer I read, the further I was pulled into the “tangled” lives of all the characters. I highly recommend this Tangled Ties to a Manatee to anyone looking for a different kind of suspense.” ~ Originally posted at LAS Mystery Reviews
Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Tangled Ties to a Manatee by Kalen Cap which is rated 4.1 stars on 10 reviews. This is a humorous crime thriller novel with environmental themes. Tangled Ties to a Manatee is told from multiple characters viewpoints but the reviews indicate that author Kalen Cap does a great job in tying it all together. Reviewers agree that Tangled Ties to a Manatee is an entertaining debut novel and would make for a great summer or beach read.
“This comedy thriller is built around the manatee of the title that has the luxury of being safely in a tank while outside the rest of the world is very complex indeed. Not that the manatee has an easy time either!” ~ David M. Brown, Amazon Review
“Reading Tangled Ties to a Manatee has been a very satisfying time, and I’m happy to recommend the novel to anyone who is looking for a summer read, a book for traveling, or just a thought provoking and enjoyable experience.” ~ Joseph M. rutter, Amazan Review
Book Description: A pregnant manatee is rare at any zoo, and a first for the Grove City Zoo in Ohio. Ankh is a delight to zoo patrons, a concern to its staff, and the unintentional victim of two con men. She has no idea how many human relationships, problems, and dreams tangle around her. Jerry is a young developmentally disabled man who happily follows Ankh’s pregnancy on the zoo’s webcam. He has a shy crush on Janelle, a pretty college student who volunteers for his group home’s outings to the zoo. Jerry’s Aunt Vera also loves nature and runs an environmental retreat center. But all is not well, with Vera or the center. The center needs money and is under investigation as a cult.
Amid their college studies, Janelle and her friend Cecily try to help. Instead, Janelle re-awakens an old obsession in Vera when an innocent tarot reading hints at how the center might be saved. Two bumbling con men are attempting to sabotage the region’s electrical grid as part of a lucrative scheme. But Jerry accidentally gets in their way and becomes their captive.
When the con men surprisingly succeed in bringing the grid down, it spells danger for Ankh, her unborn pup, and the many people tied to them both. With investigations of their own, Cecily and Janelle try to untangle it all to find Jerry, save a manatee’s life, and rescue Vera from herself. Read more on Amazon.
About the Author:
Kalen Cap is a writer living in Columbus, Ohio. Active in animal protection and environmental causes, he often brings such concerns into his fiction writing.
After having a number of poems and short stories published, as well as original plays produced locally, he took up novel writing.
“Tangled Ties to a Manatee” is his debut novel.
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“A book with as many view points as this takes a bit of getting used to – but not much. This is a very confidently written story covering several plot strands – a criminal scam, an enviromental centre used as a scapegoat, the undercover detective trying to decide if the centre is a cult threat ……. and the manatee of the title, pregnant in a zoo.” ~ Andy Angel, Amazon Reviews
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