Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller (#1)

Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller (#1)

by D.V. Berkom
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Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller (#1) by D.V. Berkom

A former assassin is drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who may be a grisly remnant from her past.

Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a job working security at one of television's most popular reality shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the 'bachelors' on the show- an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of the case isn't so sure.

When Leine's estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, she's forced to rely on old skills to find her, and must come to terms with who she really is. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she'll need to use all of her cunning to stop him... and rescue her daughter.

"Serial Date was a surprisingly entertaining read with witty writing and dark humor. The author has a distinct style that is witty, smart, and darkly humorous. The prose is sharp and gritty...I highly recommend Serial Date to those who enjoy murder mysteries with a touch of satire." ~Seattle P.I.

"Now this, this is what thrillers are made of: grit, spunk, no-nonsense and 100% unputdownability....Quite simply: Brilliant." ~Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews

"If you like fast-paced action, great lead characters, and don't mind a few F-bombs and the occasional gore, DV Berkom is the author for you." - Jen Blood, bestselling author of the Erin Solomon Mysteries

"Serial Date has everything a mystery/thriller needs to be successful, fast-paced and action packed, strong and memorable characters and a story that will grab you from beginning to end..." - Confessions of a Reader

"...Why should you read it? In a nutshell it's a fast-paced, non-linear story with some creepy elements mashed together with a splash of romance and dark humour. What's not to like?"-Indie eBooks

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033195954
Publisher: D.V. Berkom
Publication date: 02/12/2012
Series: Leine Basso Thriller , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 267,314
File size: 491 KB

About the Author

DV Berkom is the USA Today best selling author of two action-packed thriller series featuring strong female leads: Leine Basso and Kate Jones. Her love of creating resilient, kick-ass women characters stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, mysteries, and thrillers, and longing to find the female equivalent within those pages. Raised in the Midwest, she earned a BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. Bad Spirits, the first Kate Jones thriller, was published as an online serial in 2010 and was immediately popular with eBook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso series in early 2012 with Serial Date. D.V. currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do. Her most recent books include Dark Return, The Last Deception, A Killing Truth, Cargo, Vigilante Dead, A One Way Ticket to Dead, and Yucatán Dead. For more information, visit her website at To be included on her exclusive Readers' List and be the first to hear about new releases and subscriber-only offers, go to: Other books by DV Berkom: The Kate Jones Thriller Series: Box set Vol 1: Bad Spirits, Dead of Winter, Death Rites, Touring for Death Cruising for Death Yucatán Dead A One Way Ticket to Dead Vigilante Dead The Leine Basso Thriller Series: Serial Date Bad Traffick The Body Market Cargo A Killing Truth The Last Deception Dark Return

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Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't go wrong loved it read it in one day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot going on in this story. Very interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost gave up as it was slow and boring at first. But I took the word of the last reviewer and kept at it and finally it became an engrossing story. Too bad that many will quit before page 50 or so ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out slow and then took off like a rocket! Good plot and character development Even had some romance without graphic sexual content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
P-Lopez More than 1 year ago
Wow, Serial Date blew me away. This was overall a good read that had me reading well into the night, as I couldn’t put it down. The storyline was a mix of suspense, intrigue, mystery, and some “eww, yuck” moments. I enjoyed how the author, D.V. Berkom, developed the complex characters. Each character seemed to have many layers and were not always what they seemed as you read deeper into the book and their lives. I especially liked one character, Cory, and even though we only saw a short portion of him I enjoyed his character development and personality and I hope he is featured in another book. I liked the strong female character of Leine and the lengths she would go to save her daughter. The story was believable for this type of genre and with all the reality shows produced, I would imagine that some of these things actually occur!! I will be reading more of the Leine Basso series and D.V. Berkom books to see how the characters develop and what happens next in the main characters’ relationship dynamics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews for this book and was not sure if I would like this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! The beginning isn't even dry as some reviews state. It was scene and character setting but still had some drama and intrigue. Keeps you guessing until the end. Very good and I will be reading more in this series.
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Great read- really suspenseful.
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Just ok for me. Was tough to read whole book
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NoFixedAddress53 More than 1 year ago
Warning: Contains a psycho-killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I foundvthe wrighting to be very well fone with the way the chsracters get played out