Saturday, February 15, 2014

Zeke by Wodke Hawkinson

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Zeke is a dark novel of sexual obsession, psychological manipulation, and looming peril.

Sue Cox is a naive 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 behavior 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?

Advisory: Zeke contains sexual situations and violence.

One of my friends that knows I love dark reads saw this and told me about it thinking I might like it.  I do love the dark ones.  I'm no stranger to the freaks and the psychos, but usually they have a certain romance factor.  Zeke is EVIL.

When I first started reading it, I thought this isn't dark.  Pfft.  It starts out, idiot girl falling for master manipulator guy, Wha-wha-wha.  But after she leaves with him, the story turns from potential dark fantasy to an inside scoop of my life with a sick fuck.

The Sucking Sue (a poem from Zeke to Sue)
my original fan pic

This book was so unlike anything I've read in...I don't even know.  I was surprised by it and way beyond interested.  I definitely could not put it down.  It was like watching some episode of craziness on A&E except being behind the scenes, inside what really went down.  I never knew what was going to happen next.  Like total...just wow.

So much random insanity is in this book that I can't even explain it.  If you lika-tha-darka for realz, this shiz is for you.  But as I stated before, Zeke is not a prince in disguise.  This is not a love story.  Zeke is my first time with these authors, and I plan to revisit. 

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About the Author
Wodke Hawkinson is writing duo PJ Hawkinson and Karen Wodke.

PJ Hawkinson grew up in the Midwest. She is a Hutchinson Community College graduate. An avid reader since childhood she is now the published author of Half Bitten. PJ's interest include sightseeing off the beaten path, fishing, and paint-by-numbers. She admits to no favorite writer but enjoys the works of Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, Kent Conwell, and Douglas Adams. PJ envisions life of writing, both on her own and with her long-time friend and co-author, Karen.

Karen attended HCC and Kansas Wesleyan University. She grew up in the Midwest and has played in various bands off and on since childhood, writing many of the songs herself or with co-writers. She is now narrowing her focus to creative writing. She has always been an avid reader, having a wide range of literary interests. Tangerine is her first co-written novel with co-author, PJ.


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