Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller

Serial Date: A Leine Basso Thriller

by D.V. Berkom


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When a former assassin's daughter is abducted, she's drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who may be a grisly remnant from her past.

What happens when a reality show turns deadly? 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.

"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." ~ BloodWrites

"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

ISBN-13: 9780692493267
Publisher: Duct Tape Press
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Series: Leine Basso thriller , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 855,290
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

DV Berkom is a slave to the voices in her head. As the author of two award-winning thriller series (Leine Basso and Kate Jones), her love of creating resilient, kick-*ss 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 received a BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and, putting her training to good use, promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Many, many cross-country moves later, she now lives just outside of Seattle, Washington with the love of her life, Mark, a chef-turned-contractor, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do.

For more information, please visit her website at

Other books by DV Berkom:
The Kate Jones Thriller Series:
Bad Spirits (1-5)
Dead of Winter
Death Rites
Touring for Death
Cruising for Death
Yucatan Dead
A One Way Ticket to Dead

The Leine Basso Thriller Series:
Serial Date
Bad Traffick
The Body Market

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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