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Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by CA Verstraete

October 8, 2016 - 9:36 pm 2 Comments

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by CA Verstraete

Published by Imajin Books on 13th September 2016

232 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies


We have all heard of Lizzie Borden, the young girl who whacked her parents with an axe and the subsequent trial, but did we know why she did it. Well we do now.

Trying to keep the reason for their deaths a secret, she gets involved with a secret society and with the help of her lawyer John Fremont and his colleagues, she learns how to battle the walking dead and becomes a one woman fighting machine.

The author had definitely done her research on the Lizzie Borden as each chapter opened up with an excerpt of either the trial or a quote of a newspaper article. This made the story more believable. Whilst the trial is mentioned, the majority of the story takes place after the event and we see Lizzie and her sister Emma try to get the bottom of their father’s involvement in the whole thing.

Lizzie was a strong willed girl and I was surprised that she was the younger sister, as she was always making sure that Emma was ok.  Whilst she was a suspect in her parent’s murder, I liked how she took charge of her life, learning how to fight and even starting a love interest with John. Even when she was shunned from people she still held her head up high.

Battling zombies is dirty work and this book does not shy away from this fact. Full of action, blood and gore, made this a well written exciting story. The twist at the end was unexpected but not a complete surprise and the way the book ended gives scope for further books.

If you like history meets fantasy than this is a great book to read. Move over Elizabeth Bennett, there is a new zombie hunter in town.