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Devious, ruthless, and loyal.
Zenka is a capricious Hungarian with a dark past.
When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.
Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.
Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will make Nicholas into the sort of son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!
Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.
As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:
How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?
And is Zenka really who she says she is?
After reading Brake Failure and really enjoying it despite it not being my preferred genre, I was really excited for Zenka as it's a lot closer to my genre and so I jumped at the opportunity to review it!
Once again, Alison didn't disappoint and has provided another entertaining and enjoyable read.
It's a darkly funny black comedy that had me laughing out loud at times. This humour is mixed with plenty of thrills and tension which made for the perfect blend, forcing me to read on and remain completely engaged throughout.
The characters felt well-rounded and fully developed. In particular, Zenka, whose individuality and uniqueness really comes through and is enhanced by her accent which shows off her personality well and makes her all the more memorable.
The plot was distinctive and fabulously quirky and it's certainly something I'll remember.
Overall, I'm giving Zenka 4.5 out of 5. It's funny, engaging and unique. I really enjoyed it.
Zenka is out now! You can get yourself a copy from Amazon Uk by clicking the affiliate link below!
This ebook was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Alison Brodie is a Scot with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother's side.
Alison has lived all over the world, including Kansas City, Athens and Basque country.
Her first novel - "Face to Face" - was published by Hodder & Stoughton and became Good Housekeeping's Pick of the Paperbacks.
Alison has now gone Indie!
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