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12: A Date with Obsession

12 Wishing Shelf shortlist

A tense psychological thriller.

Sarah, an ambitious senior manager for a prestigious departmental store decides to find a partner using an on-line dating website. After rejecting eleven potential suitors, she reads the profile of Jez Steadman, the twelfth, and believes he has possibilities - good looking, intelligent and, importantly, solvent. Initially, the signs are promising and Sarah believes she has made a good choice, but, gradually, his behaviour becomes more and more obsessive. What happens when she becomes attracted to the new Compliance Manager at the store? How will Jez react when he discovers her affections for him have been stolen by someone else? A fast-pace novel that will give readers plenty of twists and turns to the final page.


"Obsessive reading"

Exciting news – Twelve: A date with Obsession has just been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2019 Wishing Shelf Awards. This I the third year in a row following ‘Valley of the Serpent’ (2017) and ‘Smokescreen’ (2018)

Wishing Shelf Book Award Specific Feedback

12:Date with obsession, feedback

This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Author: Alan Reynolds
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 18
Editing: 8/10
Writing Style: 8/10
Content: 8/10
Cover: 9/10

Of the 18 readers:

17 would read another book by this author.

16 thought the cover was good or excellent.

18 felt it was easy to follow.

18 would recommend this story to another reader to try.

Of all the readers, 11 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.

Of all the readers, 7 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.

18 felt the pacing was good or excellent.

18 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments
‘Loved it! Tons and tons of pace, lots of clever twists and a little bit scary.’ Female reader, aged 43

‘Starts of light but gets darker as the story develops. Strong characterization and topped off with lots of suspense, I very much enjoyed this thriller. Obsession/jealousy: two very dangerous feelings explored well in this story.’ Male reader, aged 62

‘This author’s not bad at all. He knows how to plot a story and to develop his central characters. And he knows how to evoke a strong reaction from his readers. He even throws in the odd surprise to keep the reader interested. Wrapped in a compelling cover, this is excellent.’ Publisher, aged 54

‘The sort of book that could put you off dating – forever!’ Female reader, aged 45

To Sum It Up:
‘A compelling psychological thriller. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

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