The Fake Date

The Fake Date

Nine hours and eleven minutes…

That’s how long it’s been since Ella Hope was beaten to within an inch of life and left for dead.

She lies, unable to move and praying for somebody to find her, as she counts down the minutes and wonders who could have hated her so much to have hurt her so badly.

Was it the man she went on a date with the previous evening, the man linked to the deaths of two other women? Or somebody else, somebody who wants her out of the picture so much they’re willing to kill?

Whoever it is, they will pay … all she has to do first is survive..!

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Author Bio –

Lynda grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire,

Her own chaotic life story, along with varied career choices helps Lynda to create stories of psychological / romantic suspense, with challenging and unpredictable plots, along with (as in all romances) very happy endings.

Lynda joined the Romantic Novelist Association in 2014 under the umbrella of the New Writers Scheme and in 2015, her debut novel House of Secretswon the Choc Lit Search for a Starcompetition.

She lives in a small rural hamlet near Doncaster, with her husband, Haydn, whom she’s been happily married to for over 20 years.


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My Review

When I read the brief blurb for this book I thought the title sounded interesting and the premise was intriguing and original. Well, I wasn’t disappointed. This is a well written fast paced page turner that had me hooked from the first page, and with a brilliant opening: “Nine hours and eleven minutes,” Ella whispered as she stared continually at the watch that lay beside her.  I raced through this story and read it in one sitting. Something I don’t normally do. Its intelligently written and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen throughout. Although the novel deals with fairly dark subject matter, its well balanced with lighter moments and romance. The characters are well drawn out and three dimensional. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and think it will appeal to a lot of readers, I did feel it was more of a crime thriller/ romantic suspense than phycological read and definitely not your average romance.