The Last letter of the Challenge is Z, I did worry that I wouldn’t be able to fill some of the trickier letters but Wodke came through for me. This book contains horror and violence and is not suitable for some readers. Wodke Hawkinson is the name under which writing duo PJ Hawkinson and K Wodke release their co-authored works. Wodke Hawkinson’s multi-genre style gives the readers a rich and varied experience. As always I ask for comments to be left at the bottom of the post as part of the challenge. Thanks.
Summary: Sue Cox falls for the new clerk at the bookstore. She leaves town with the man, and as they travel, he becomes increasingly deviant and volatile. Soon, her life is in danger.
Comment: Zeke is a harsh lesson in the fact that good looks can hide a wicked heart.
Zeke is a dark novel of sexual obsession, psychological manipulation, and looming peril. Sue Cox is a naïve college student who falls for the exciting new clerk at the local used bookstore. Captivated by Zeke’s brooding good looks and menacing but irresistible charisma, Sue capitulates to his will, leaving her wide open for exploitation. Zeke begins to exert subtle control and entices her to leave town with him. As they travel, his behaviour grows more deviant and increasingly volatile. After Sue’s car is found deserted in an outlying cemetery, the police dismiss her parents’ concerns since it appears Sue left willingly. The Coxes immediately hire William Falstaff, a small-town private investigator. He begins his inquiry with only two objectives: first, to verify that Sue’s departure is voluntary; and second, to provide her family with information on her whereabouts. A simple case. However, he soon finds himself locked into a chase to save Sue’s life. Will he find her in time or will she become another victim of a cunning sociopath?
Here is what one reader thought about the book;
This is one disturbingly good read. Zeke a man who basically is the devil with a handsome face catches the eye of Sue a young naive girl who can’t believe her luck at attracting a good-looking guy.
Slowly over the months he crushes her spirit and self-worth and she is so forlorn without him that whatever he says she agrees. Zeke knows how to play on Sue’s emotions and he easily manipulates her.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Zeke’ “is he really twisted?” Well yes he is. He is a sexual psychopath, who can lay on the charm and knows how to mislead the innocent to gain his own satisfaction.
Very dark, twisted read. Its graphic and haunting.
A psychological suspense that’s well worth a read.