Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Greeks of Beaubien Street by Suzanne Jenkins REVIEW

 The Greeks of Beaubien Street

**Warning, please read the entire description.
Contains a graphic depiction of rape.**

The first volume of a series of three books.

Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother, that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.

The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition, as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.

Repeat,contains a depiction of rape, so please don't read this book if you will be horribly upset by a depiction of rape and murder

I fell in love with Suzanne Jenkins writing while reviewing her book series (A must read!) Pam of Babylon. So when I had the opportunity to read this one, I of course- jumped at it ;)
The main character, Detective Jill - I really liked her. She's strong, independent, sexy and down to business. I love how as the story unfolds you also get a deeper look into Jill's family history. I so loved that the shocker, the big twist, I did not see coming and I love it when a book isn't predictable.
Suzanne Jenkins has reestablished why I fell in love with her writing. Her stories are explicit at times' realistic, the characters grab can't wait to turn the page and find out...why?!

I highly recommend this book

I received this book for review from the author 

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