The Fake Date

Author – Lynda is an English author who grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire.

Her own chaotic life story, along with varied career choices help Lynda to create stories of psychological / romatic 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 Secrets won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition.

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

Lynda has written three other novels, House of Secrets, House of Christmas Secrets and Tell Me No Secrets.

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Lynda Stacey

Social Medial Links –

Facebook – www.facebook.com/lyndastaceyauthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LyndaStacey

Website – www.lyndastacey.com

Publisher – Ruby Fiction

Pages – 314

The Blurb –

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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Today is my stop on The Fake Date Blog tour, many thanks to @rararesources for the opportunity.

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My thoughts – This book is a real page turner.  You really want Ella to get justice for her horrific injuries.

When we first meet Ella she is fighting for her life after being left for dead.  She has to find the will to survive and seek the justice she deserves.  After the attack Ella starts to rebuild her life, still scarred both physically and emotionally.  Untrusting of everyone, her home becomes her haven, but her silence is disturbed by a new neighbour, who has a few secrets of his own to hide, and an over friendly farmer that attaches himself to her.

Ella knows who has attacked her and is determined to see that they pay, but when someone is murdered, Ella has to decide whether everything she believed has been a lie.

Lynda Stacey has written a fast paced thriller that hooks you in from the beginning.  All the characters are well written and through them she explores the theme of recovery.  While Ella seeks recompense for her injuries, we see her struggle with human interaction with her friends and family and Will her new neighbour.  In turn Will has his own trauma to recover from and Lynda winds his backstory into the main story of Ella and her attacker.

As both of them try and confide in each other, Ella has more to fear as her attacker realises she survived.

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This book counts towards my British Book Challenge


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