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Book Review-Zenka-Alison Brodie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This story takes place in England with ALL the Cockney words (there are translations before you start reading) but even without them--I, at least was able to get the gist of it! It is essentially the story of a mob boss who wants to go totally legit because he thinks he found the son he never knew knew he had. Now this guy wasn't all that bad--he did save a bunch of women from the Romanians who had kidnapped them. Zenka, the Hungarian whirl wind with a temper to match and a heart of pure gold decided to stay with Jack Murray--whether he likes it or not!!

What Jack does before he meets his son will have you laughing--

Meanwhile Zenka keeps writing short letters to her friend (or relative) because there is someone or thing she wants to wreak revenge on--almost as an after thought in each note she asks--How is the Family?

Then there is the accountant who is planning to move far far away--he sends his cat Bentley ahead of his leaving--I want to know what happened to the cat!

There is a happy ending but part of the ending gave me pause------what has Zenka done now?

About the Book: (from Amazon)

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 charge. 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?

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Alison Brodie is a best-selling international author published by Hodder.

"Pick of the Paperbacks." -GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
"Vain but wildly funny leading lady." -The Scottish Daily Mail

Alison has a criminal record for disturbance of the peace in Piccadilly Circus; speeding in Spain and hustling in Athens. She lives in Biarritz, where she can be found speaking unnintelligabuble French. She had now turned indie!

"Proof of her genius in writing fiction." -San Francisco Book Review

"Masterpiece of Humor" - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"5/5 Empowering...I'd love to see more from this author" -San Francisco Book Review
B.R.A.G. Medallion winner (gold)
Winner: Chill with a Book (Readers' Choice)

ZENKA is releasing 6 Nov, 2017.
"Top of my list for best fiction this year." -Lauren Sapala, WriteCity.
"5* You won't want to put this book down." -Laura Reading Book Blog

Author's Website

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Gladys Parker said...

I like stories where the villain isn't really that bad and turns good. Usually something earth shattering turned them bad (in the books and movies anyway.) I'm a big softy for the underdog as a rule. I think I will like this book, on my list it goes!

Alison Brodie said...

Thank you, Michel, for this fabulous review. I am thrilled you enjoyed it.

Jacqui Odell said...

This sounds like a really interesting book! I wonder how he does it. I would be scared to tell him.

Heidi Bee said...

This book seems to have it all, humor, action and cockney accents!

Anne said...

I enjoy a bit of humor in my thrillers/suspense books.

Natalie said...

Zenka sounds like a fierce character that you don't want to mess with!

Sara said...

This sounds like a great book.

Cheryl Free-Fahling said...

Sounds like an exciting book that would be fun to read.

Barbara Riffe said...

I love a good book like this the read when I am stuck inside in a winter snow storm, just cuddle under a blanket and read all day.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

Even though I tend to only read nonfiction and this isn't my kind of storyline I usually am into, it still sounds like it is an interesting plot.

Shelly Leatham said...

I like books that deal with mob stuff!!

Lisa Brown said...

sounds interesting, the cover is unique

Kelly OMalley said...

I didn't think this book would be something I would enjoy, but read through your post anyway. You sold me. It sounds like a great story. I love that the lady looks out for the crime boss after being saved by him. Thanks for sharing the info.

Helen Bush said...

this sounds interesting and the cover looks really cool

Jan Lee said...

I don't know if I'd choose to read this book only because I don't want to have to think about what's being said in a translation. I'm probably not explaining that very well, but I don't want to have to "work" to read a book, too much thinking about.... what does that mean, etc, reminds me of school and not just for pleasure. I'm sure there are readers out there that will like the book though.

Amanda said...

Sounds like an interesting book but it's not really up my alley. I prefer paranormal/scifi/etc

kdrae said...

This looks like an interesting book!

Nycole Abelarde said...

Nice review of the book

PAIGE said...

I like books with devious characters and crime bosses. Thanks for the turn on.

pippirose said...

Great book review! It sounds like something I'd love to read! Thanks!

Schamp486 said...

This definitely looks like a book I would be interested in! I like to read, but it has to grab me and make me keep turning the pages! haha God bless everyone!

CindyWindy2003 said...

Sounds like a good book and I like that it includes translations for all that cockney slang I'm not used to.

Julie Waldron said...

This sounds like a good book, thanks for the review.

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susan1215 said...

Sounds like an exciting book!

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