Captive || Book Review

May 22, 2018

Hello again.

Today I have yet another review of a book that is out of my reading comfort zone. Its a book I received from Pan Macmillan South Africa, so lets have at it.

Book Details

Title: Captive || Author: Tony Park || Published:  27 March 2018 || Publisher: Pan Macmillan || Pages: 352 || Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Adventure fiction, Political thriller, Political fiction || Buy: Captive: A High-octane And Gripping African Thriller


Captive follows the main protagonist, Dr Graham Baird a soldier turned wildlife veterinarian who understands  the dangers of the African bush. While on a trip to track down a baby elephant, he’s caught up in a deadly shootout with poachers. Among the fatal casualties is the brother of Fidel Costa (a corrupt politician and Mozambique’s poaching kingpin). Hearing of the death of his younger sibling, Costa unleashes a brutal vendetta to exact his revenge against Baird.

Caught up middle is Australian lawyer, Kerry Maxwell. In South Africa to volunteer alongside Dr Baird at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, she soon finds herself in the middle of a bloody feud when she’s kidnapped by Costa. In the war of poaching, both Baird and Maxwell must fight for their lives if they are to escape a terrifying enemy.

My Thoughts

Poaching is a topic that I know nothing about so I was really excited to read something different. Tony did a good job making us understand how poaching works and I could envision exactly what he meant which was awesome.

The writing was executed perfectly and it was easier to understand which perspective you are reading from as it is told from multiple perspective. They were no confusions at all.

I enjoyed the humor presented through Graham’s perspective, he’s so funny.

The friendship presented in this book was just amazing, the lengths that people go through to protect their friends when in danger was just awesome.

We do have romantic scenes in this book but they are not really the center of the book. I love the way the romantic scenes were interwoven with the main plot.

This book is action packed, and it compelled me to keep on reading because I wanted to know ‘what happened next’ lol.

The length of the book was perfect to capture all the events in this book.

Overall, this book was amazing, I highly recommend it.


Those were my thoughts and I’d like to know yours if you’ve read this book and thank you again to Pan Macmillan SA for sending me a copy.

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