Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day Blind Date by Wendy Clarke, published by Bookouture.
When Mel is set up on a blind date by her best friends Chris and Simon, she’s as anxious as any woman would be. Her divorce came as such a shock and she’d been feeling lost and lonely, but that didn’t mean she was desperate to date again. It was a terrible day at work that made her say yes: it could be a bit of fun, a distraction at least. What did she have to lose?
When Mel meets Malik, she knows instantly that they could have more than just a fling. She tells him her deepest, darkest secrets and it doesn’t make him run away. He makes her feel wanted for the first time in years, and when she wakes up in his bed in the early hours she feels completely content.
Until she notices that he’s no longer lying beside her.
She’s tangled up in his sheets alone in his bedroom and she can’t remember how she got there.
And then she hears the metallic scrape of a key in the door and realises that Malik has locked her in. Is her dream man going to turn into her worst nightmare?
Thrilling and gripping until the final page, Blind Date is a dark and unsettling story about deception and how much we can trust the people we love. For fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and anything by Lisa Jewell.
“You’ve never seen him before… But he’s seen you…”
A slow burning, creepy and intense psychological thriller, Blind Date is one book that gave me the absolute chills and made the hairs on my arms stand on end. It is unnerving and dark, and with the tension and suspense just dripping off the pages, makes for a thrilling and gripping read. I always enjoy Wendy Clarke’s books and Blind Date is no exception.Well researched, plotted and executed, I really enjoyed its parts durning its late night setting, incorporating our leads graveyard shift as a radio DJ, that added to its overall ambiance and sinister tone. You are not sure who you can trust, as each character has something to hide and although I didn’t really connect with them, this did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the story. All up Blind Date is an entertaining read and I eagerly look forward to Wendy’s next release.
Thank you to Wendy Clarke, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Blind Date, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Blind Date Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Wendy Clarke
Wendy Clarke was a teacher until the small primary school where she worked closed down. Now she is a writer of psychological suspense but is also well known for her short stories and serials which regularly appear in national women’s magazines.
Wendy has two children and three step-children and lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex. When not writing, she is usually indulging in her passion for dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food!