Blind Date: A completely gripping and heart-pounding psychological thriller

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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.

What readers are saying about Blind Date:

‘I LOVED THIS PHENOMENAL, GRIPPING BOOK. I raced through it, it consumed me in its pages… A shocking conclusion which left me gobsmacked… HOOKS YOU FROM THE START. LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN, I didn’t even realise I hadn’t eaten because I was too busy reading this book… It was gripping, it was tense, fast-paced and full of twists, it was so unpredictable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Thrilling… I kept reading long into the night to find out how it ended! The twists are AMAZING!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I absolutely love this book and couldn’t wait to find out what happened. I must’ve read it in three hours straight.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Totally absorbing… A totally mind-twisting thriller which had me on the edge of my seat… Creepy, tense and full of twists and turns… Literally had me missing a heartbeat… My eyes were on stalks reading the last couple of pages.’ Rubie Reads, 5 stars

‘I ended up reading late into the night to finish… Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end… Kept me guessing and on my toes throughout.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

16 reviews
Shellbee H
October 29, 2021
"I have a confession" and that's "I LOVED THIS PHENOMENAL , GRIPPING BOOK". I raced through it, it consumed me in it's pages. Mel the protagonist, certainly get's herself into some deep situations, which she only just manages to escape. She lives with her ex-husband which is weird in itself, then she meets Malik, a weird, dark character who she lusts after, until he starts locking her in his bedroom. She gets weird telephone calls from Natalie when she host the "True Confessions" radio show and she sort of becomes obsessed because she wants to help her. Her two co-host Simon and Chris are her best friends, but they have secrets of their own and when all the twists are finally revealed it comes to a shocking conclusion which left me gobsmacked. It's has a brilliant plot and the characters are relatable, even though a couple of them are rather strange. Wendy certainly knows how to keep the reader turning the pages and she puts the twists in at the right moment. I loved every page, every character and I can't wait to read Wendy's next book because this one in my opinion is her best yet. It's a stunning, deliciously dark, ominous read and gave me chills. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO WENDY CLARKE FOR WRITING A PSYCHOLOGICAL, TWISTY BOOK WHICH HOOKS YOU FROM THE START. LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!. I owe a huge THANK YOU to NetGally and Bookouture for the ARC, I really appreciate it.
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Marnie Harrison
October 29, 2021
“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.
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Nickey Hawryszczuk
November 16, 2021
Wendy Clarke does it again! Her books never disappoint me and this was certainly another gripping and twisted psychological thriller from her. Mel is a radio presenter on the breakfast slot. She is recently divorced but living in the same house as her Ex Husband, which clearly isn’t ideal. So, when the chance to move into a flat share comes up, she grabs the opportunity. Chris and Simon, who are on the breakfast show with Mel, think she needs to get dating again so Chris arranges a blind date. Mel meets Malik and the chemistry between them is electric. Something clearly isn’t right though. Due to falling ratings, Mel gets moved to the late night show on the radio which has a ‘True Confessions’ section where people can phone in and confess all. One caller really strikes a chord with Mel when she confesses her concerns about a man, as Mel can relate to her issues. A slow build up which had me hooked from chapter one. I was already wondering where the story was going. A few chapters in and I just couldn’t put the book down. Wendy’s writing is really good. The chapters flowed well, all set in current time. Creepy at times, especially when Mel was alone in the radio station after midnight wondering if there was a stalker outside. I was suspecting everyone. What a jaw dropping twist. I totally didn’t see that coming, and what an ending!
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