Thank you for stopping by I'm thrilled to be sharing my review for The Fake Date by Lynda Stacey as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
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..!
Well what an opening if you are anything like me it is guaranteed to pull you in and make you just as determined to discover the truth as Ella is. I really want to be as vague as possible regarding the plot because The Fake Date is such a brilliant story and worth discovering every little thing for yourself. This book shows you a persons strength and determination to survive along with being filled with a few surprises making me question everything. I loved getting to know the characters along with trying to play detective and figure it all out.
There is a romance and I really think it added to the overall story balancing some lighter moments with the more darker ones. I thought Lynda Stacey developed the relationship perfectly and made me even more invested in the characters. However I have to admit to loving the very sinister inner thoughts of someone you really don't want to get on the wrong side of.
I happily read this book over one evening as I just had to know where the story was going to go. Ella was someone I easily became attached to and really hoped that she would get a happy ending.
A story of obsession and love but with danger and tension galore.
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources and the publisher for my copy via Netgalley
Lynda grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire,
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