Angela Hunt seems to be one of the few female authors out there who can come up with extremely original plots. Usually, I frown on stories of people living with animals, but Unspoken is just much more than that.
After several long years of teaching her gorilla sign language, a former zookeeper can finally have complete conversations with her pet.
But now the zoo wants her back.
Not only that, but she's running out of money. So she reluctantly takes her prize to the zoo and gets a job there so she can keep an eye on her.
To tell anymore about the plot would give away several important facts. Once again, Hunt has opened up an interesting issue. This time, it's the ability of animals to see the spiritual realm.
The characters are pretty good. There is only the slightest hint of a romantic subplot, also.
The end is different and unexpected. Basically, Hunt has shown everyone that female authors can be original. Perhaps even more than males, if they tried.