Top positive review
Brilliant, original, profound
Reviewed in Australia on 28 February 2016
I bought this as a Kindle Daily Deal and was so pleased I had, it's like no other book I have read. It seamlessly blends incredible natural habitat, intense mystery with romance. Cole is the owner of the Wildlife Rescue and Cheetah Conservation Centre in South Africa where Mackenzie lived. Cole would watch in admiration as Mackenzie raced the perimeter of the park; her on the outside of the high security fence, one of his cheetahs on the inside. Mackenzie was improving daily but the cheetahs always won…Mackenzie had been in South Africa for the past two years she kept incredibly discrete so no one would find out anything about her. Her distance was something that Cole respected; he hoped one day to be close enough to her to become a friend. But the day Cole and Siphiwe rescued her from an attack that could have turned deadly, their lives changed; a subtle shift along with the awareness of a danger from the unknown descended on Mackenzie and Cole. With the knowledge that Africa’s poaching of cheetahs was in full swing, the move to stop them was fierce. The fight to save the cheetahs was a race against time…it is brutal and heartbreaking at times.
Absolutely original & brilliant. Aussie author T.M. Clark has created a fascinating and original masterpiece. The countryside was painted in vivid pictures; the markets; the poor inhabiting the informal settlements; the cheetahs, the animals, the constant risks – all told a believable story. The ending will take your breath away and keep you speechless for hours - so be prepared. Tears of the Cheetah is a fantastic and mesmerising read I highly recommend.