The next read in Challenge 2020 is a book set in Africa – Mark of the Lion.
Set in colonial Africa, we meet Jade del Cameron, a young American who can wield a rifle better than any man and after driving an ambulance in World War I, she could do with a break.
“…do you think it’s witchcraft?..
“I’ve never thought of the hyena as intelligent…”
When her love dies in her arms, he entrusts her with his final dying wish for her to fulfil for him – find his brother known only as Abel.
And so the hunt begins through Africa looking for, well a metaphorical needle in a haystack. In the year 1919, Jade may well be in over her head.
“Even lionesses ran from a hyena.”
But her loves death isn’t the only mystery hiding in Africa, when she learns that his father died in mysterious circumstances something doesn’t quite add up and it’s up to her to figure out what is going on.
When rumours of a witch controlling animals spread like wildfire, Jade needs to figure out who she can trust before more people get hurt. After all, there can’t really be a witch…can there?
“Shaitani means devil.”
This is a book with a super strong female heroine who is strong willed and won’t back down without a fight. When Jade has her mind set on something, there’s no way she isn’t going to see it through to the end.
This is a 3 star book for me, whilst parts of the book had me gripped, a lot of the book didn’t and that’s my reason for giving it three stars. This is the first in the Jade del Cameron series.
Find it on Amazon now!
Until next time,