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Blind Date [Kindle Edition]

Frances Fyfield
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Book Description

How do you make people love you? Emma Davey, who loved gemstones and life, found it easy. Everyone loved her. Until someone put a black bin liner over her head and kicked her to death.



For others, the quest is harder. Elisabeth Kennedy, Emma's older sister and a disgraced ex-police officer, considers herself beyond love or even self-respect. She is haunted by Emma's death and her own humiliating attempts to lure the killer into a confession. Then she is the victim of a senseless attack which adds physical scars to a fractured spirit. Still convalescent, but wanting to hide from the world, she flees the comfort of her mother's seaside house for her own eccentric home. High in her disused London belltower, she will be safe and anonymous.



But the safest places are not sacrosanct, especially the human heart, and the search for love, as well as revenge, goes on and on, like the search for hidden treasure. Elisabeth must find the courage to face a terror which is greater by far than loneliness . . .



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How do you make people love you? Emma Davey, who loved gemstones and life, found it easy. Everyone loved her. Until someone put a black bin liner over her head and kicked her to death.

For others, the quest is harder. Elisabeth Kennedy, Emma's older sister and a disgraced ex-police officer, considers herself beyond love or even self-respect. She is haunted by Emma's death and her own humiliating attempts to lure the killer into a confession. Then she is the victim of a senseless attack which adds physical scars to a fractured spirit.

Still convalescent, but wanting to hide from the world, she flees the comfort of her mother's seaside house for her own eccentric home. High in her disused London belltower, she will be safe and anonymous. But the safest places are not sacrosanct, especially the human heart, and the search for love, as well as revenge, goes on and on, like the search for hidden treasure. Elisabeth must find the courage to face a terror which is greater by far than loneliness...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 762 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (4 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00913OIUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #412,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practising as a criminal lawyer, work which has informed her highly acclaimed crime novels. She has been the recipient of both the Gold and Silver Crime Writers'Association Daggers. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series 'Tales from the Stave'. She lives in London and in Deal, overlooking the sea which is her passion.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This was sort of like driving by a car accident - tragic, damaged people, twisted metal (a chandelier) you know your stomach will lurch when you look, the hair stands up on your neck, but you have to look - you want to know what happed,how did it happen. The first few chapters were a little confusing, all the characters (and there's quite a few) introduced not as coherently as you'd like. But Fyfield has a way of creating characters that while you may not like them, you gotta find out what happens to them. An English seaside village, a less than inviting church-cum-apartment, diamonds - of course, we're headed for a murder - or two - or three. A very compelling read once all the characters have been arranged in your head. And the ending has more turns and twists then a chandelier!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't wait for consent to read a terrific twisted tale 20 Sept. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
All London police officer Elisabeth Kennedy wants out of life is to catch the SOB who murdered her sister Emma. Obsessed by her quest, Elisabeth thinks she finally has the culprit. However, the court throws out the case due to entrapment by the law. A humiliated Elisabeth, realizing that she has failed and is beyond redemption, retires from the force, turning into a semi-hermit.
However, instead of finding an uneasy peace in seclusion, Elisabeth becomes the victim of a brutal assault with acid that deforms her visage. As she recovers in her weird home at the top of a converted bell tower, Elisabeth knows that she must ferret out her sister's killer for her own sake and before the twisted man kills once again as he has done several times since he murdered Emma.
BLIND DATE is a serpentine police procedural/vigilante serial killer work that has several distinct major sub-plots that brilliantly consolidate into a first rate novel. Elisabeth is the typical Frances Fyfield heroine. She is scarred by life's worst blows, but keeps on ticking. Anyone who takes pleasure from a fantastic mystery, should visit the twisted tales (see WITHOUT CONSENT) of Ms. Fyfield because they are some of the genre's best books.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really readable-- strong and edgy book 13 April 2003
By frumiousb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I picked this book up in a discount book store somewhere in Philly after being snowed in on my way back to Europe. It looked like the best of the offerings they had, but I frankly wasn't expecting very much. I was pleasantly suprised, and found myself very quickly drawn into the book and its main character.
I liked Elizabeth Kennedy and I liked the way her character developed. The tension between her and her sister were a good way to open the situation and the way that it developed further was impressive. Small points off for some coincidences that strained credulity, but in general it was believable, and well worth the time that it took to read.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tantalizing, but disappointing; the plot defies belief 13 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The main characters are well realized and the scenes with Elizabeth and Joe are quite good, memorable, and do keep the book afloat. However, the plot is entirely unbelievable; it's as if London contains about 20 people--the figures in this book, all crossing paths, all knowing each other, all related in less than interesting ways. There is a sub-plot, which I could have done without; namely, mother and the vulgar rich American, of course, which did nothing to move the more interesting story along; that of Elizabeth and her past, dealing with her present and unknowable future. Also, a nit-picky thing: the volume I read contained too many typos and a couple of grammatical howlers. The book was that riveting that I noticed. I wait for the next and hope for better.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The TV movie by Ben Miller in 2000? 4 Nov. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I guess this book should be the one which has been adapted to the UK TV Movie "Blind Date" starred Zara Turner, Mark Letheren and Ben Miller. But nothing about "Frances Fyfield" was mentioned in the production, violated anything concerning copyright?
Just curious. Good TV movie and reading the book now.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Just Another Pretty Face 15 Mar. 1999
By Rosemarie Murray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
There are mysteries within mysteries in Fyfield's latest. The characters are wonderful, fully realized, believable..with all the attributes that make us care what happens to them. And without that caring, no mystery can be a success. I recommend it!
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