" Zookeeper Teddy Bentley must fight off efforts by her wealthy, much-married mother to get her off her low-status job and out of her shabby houseboat, and into the high society life her mother thinks is the only proper way to live. When Teddy finds a corpse in the cage of Lucy, a pregnant giant anteater, she must defend her beloved animals from the threat of a callous new zoo head, and her best friend, another zookeeper, from a murder accusation. Her romantic history with the now-widowed local sheriff--her mother didn't approve of their high school relationship and shipped Teddy off to a private school in Virginia--adds further complications, as does the sudden reappearance of her fugitive, embezzler father. Lots of zoo color, but this is the third series (this book seems like a series opener) currently running that features a fugitive parent or parents, and it's getting rather old as a plot device. "
— Susan, 2/1/2014