Review: “Serial Date” by D.V. Berkom
Leine Basso has left her old life as a government assassin behind, and moved from L.A. to Seattle to start anew. When the contestants on the reality TV show “Serial Date” begin to become victims of a cannibalistic serial killer, Leine is hired to provide on-set security. Returning to L.A., she finds herself in the middle of gritty, bloody action, which soars to new heights when her estranged daughter returns and is kidnapped by the killer, who begins making demands on Leine that plunge her right back into the life she’s tried to leave behind.
In Serial Date, author D. V. Berkom exposes the dark underbelly of society, from the unreal make believe world of reality TV to sordid politics, and paints a picture in such vivid colors and bold strokes you feel you’re there. Crisp, crackling dialogue and characters you have no problem believing in, are the hallmarks of Berkom’s story, and the action, which is non-stop from start to finish, will have you on the edge of your chair, panting for more.
This is mystery as mystery should be – intricate, non-linear plot with more twists than a bag of pretzels, a lead character you can identify with, warts and all, and a satisfying conclusion that, if you’ve read carefully, will surprise you as you slap your forehead and say, “why didn’t I see that coming?”
3 thoughts on “Review: “Serial Date” by D.V. Berkom”
April 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm
Thanks for this great review Charles. I’m not usually into murder mysteries but this one sounds quirky enough to be interesting!
April 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm
You’ll like it, and you might also check out “Bad Traffick” which is a follow-on to this one.
April 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm
I actually bought it on Amazon about 5 minutes after I read your review but I haven’t had a chance to start reading yet. 🙂