Feigning Heart is not for the faint of heart.
Looking forward to Kenyan Independence, bureaucrat Tom Odhuno is willing to do anything to climb the ladder of power in his new nation. In the Kenya highlands a roadside robbery brings three people together. Odhuno and his young wife Eve Wakimu are set upon by thieves and Odhuno is robbed of everything. Jude Muigai, a student and farmer's son, comes to their rescue earning Odhuno's gratitude, but it is love at first sight for Eve and Muigai. Eve claims she is Odhuno's slave because Odhuno paid "bride price" to her father for an arranged marriage. Odhuno claims Eve is bad luck for his career and wants return of the bride price. Odhuno who also has a city wife Viki divorces country wife Eve, separating their son Dhano and daughter Rose Waridi. Despite her love for Muigai, Eve seeking security for her and Rose marries British teacher Thomas Tatton. As consolation Muigai marries Eve's sister. Odhuno as a corrupt bureaucrat accrues power and becomes wealthy poaching wildlife. Pursued by an undercover investigation, Odhuno attempts to keep his little empire afloat while maintaining connections with family.
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I was looking forward to this third book of the Njoro Series, and enjoyed this exciting novel very much. It is very much a prequel to the first of the Njoro Series, covering the twenty years previous to book one that covers mostly Wanjiru's English father Thomas Tatton and his marriages and tragic death. The story is woven around an ambitious young man Odhuno who was Tatton's former student and husband to Eve. Odhuno divorces Eve, who quickly sees Tatton as husband material. Tatton's previous intimate relations with his housekeeper Esther leads later to the birth of Wanjiru, the main character of book three, and minor character in book one. Odhuno's ambitious climb up the ladder of the new Kenyan government is not enough for him in terms of wealth and power, leading to his poaching schemes and government corruptions. This is an exciting, sensual yet violent story about love, betrayal and loss.