Belinda Bennett

Biography

Belinda Bennett started writing fiction at primary school. Always passionate about creative writing, her talents were diverted to journalism in her late teens after both her parents died.

She was diagnosed with HER2+ inflammatory breast cancer on January 23, 2020. Chemotherapy from March to September and recently underwent surgery. Waiting to start radiotherapy.

A fierce supporter of the underdog, Belinda supports causes that help the homeless and those whose lives have been blighted by addiction.

Belinda is a former journalist, newspaper editor and freelance copywriter. She lives by the sea on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.

Where to find Belinda Bennett online

Series

Trust Julie
Julie Jacobs stopped caring about her marriage the day she became a gambler. A former career woman, she fell further than most following the financial crash. Now she spends her days working a till in a supermarket. At night, she secretly fritters away her husband’s savings. Online gambling has sucked her into a virtual yet risky world. Pinning her hopes on a big win, she prays nobody will ever discover the ugly truth. She isn’t Lady Luck. She is a low-down, lying gambler.

Books

Foxglove Hall: A Second Chances Regency Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
She is a 'harlot'. He is a dashing Lord. Could they really be a couple? Foxglove Hall is a stand-alone novella set in England in 1817, the year the Prince Regent was attacked following discontent among those who had returned from the French Wars. While poverty is pressing on the nerves of the nation, the rich continue to live charmed lives. Clean read.
Seven Burning Men: A Detective Georgie Mason Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A twisted killer is preying on the vulnerable, sending part of London's night-time economy into reverse gear. Streets are empty as the depraved monster seeks more victims, leaving only the most exposed to suffer agonising deaths. Veteran Met detective Georgie Mason thinks he has caught a lucky break, but nothing is quite as it seems in this short read.
The Absent Daughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One woman is battling cancer. Another is missing. The timing is unbelievably cruel. You wouldn’t want to be in Linda Greaves’ shoes. A chemotherapy patient, she is forced to become an amateur sleuth when her twenty-something daughter, Kat, disappears while on a dream trip to Brisbane. Just when she thinks life can’t throw her any more curve balls, Linda is thrust into a race against the clock.
It's A Cruel World: Three Twisted Novellas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Life has a habit of throwing us curve balls. In this eclectic box set of THREE fast-paced novellas, you will find everything from crime to renegade hormones. It's A Cruel World brings together stories that will introduce you to author Belinda Bennett's work. Boasting the weird and wonderful, it features the following popular, stand-alone reads: ME TOO MIDLIFE CRISIS THE KILLER IN MY FAMILY
Lay Them To Rest: Three Murderous Novellas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,430. Language: British English. Published: July 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gripping crime fiction box set. Murder, whether meticulously planned or the result of impulse, is always a depraved, selfish act. Money, jealousy and rejection are often the drivers of such evil. In this eclectic collection of THREE fast-paced crime novellas, no stone is left unturned, no clue unexplored after murderers steal the lives of complete innocents.
Me Too
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Casey is married to a monster. Now that best friend Linda has shared a dark secret, she finally has to confront the truth. Casey has to weigh up what will be worse - remaining loyal to her husband or breaking her own silence? When the moment arrives, which path will she choose? Or will it be decided for her? The biggest lies are often the ones we tell ourselves.
24 Hours
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 24!) Words: 9,990. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Linda Grace has spent three decades yearning to turn back the clock - to the year of acid washed jeans and the very first series of Red Dwarf. Now she is there. She has journeyed from 2018 to 1988 to bring her best friend, Josh, back from the dead. Haunted by a recurring dream, she is convinced it is possible. A heartwarming short story.
Midlife Crisis
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 24!) Words: 16,590. Language: British English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Horrid hormones are playing havoc with Sammy-Jo's life. Middle-age is her worst nightmare come true, and she can’t cope. Trapped in a loveless marriage, her life spirals out of control as she struggles with the effects of the menopause. Can she triumph over Mother Nature? A poke in the eye for the menopause!
Lily's Grave
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,490. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Joan Hughes is the only person who can save Lily Jones when she is attacked on the way home from a dance. Their young lives will be forever entwined by a chance encounter in the dead of night. It isn’t long before one is dead, leaving the other to face the consequences. A twisty, dark and shocking small town murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
One Dead Wife
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,200. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
While investigating the disappearance of a holidaymaker, DI Brock Clarke makes a startling discovery. Tara Swift had been missing for almost twenty-four hours before anyone thought to raise the alarm. Even more disturbing is the fact that a stalker has made her life a misery for two decades.
Bad Julie (Book 3 in the Trust Julie Series)
Series: Trust Julie. Price: Free! Words: 8,730. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Reeling from her spectacular show-down with Dave, Julie faces life alone. She is resigned to a lonely, hard future when an opportunity comes her way. It promises riches beyond her wildest dreams. Spurred on by dreams of winning back her husband, she doesn’t look before she leaps. Living the life of a multi-millionaire, she is on the cusp of ‘happily ever after’. Or is she?
Poor Julie (Book 2 in the Trust Julie Series)
Series: Trust Julie. Price: Free! Words: 6,140. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The suicide of a former work colleague brings Julie’s addiction to online gambling into sharp focus. But, as her spending spirals out of control, the worst happens. Her husband discovers the truth. As he packs his bags to leave her, Julie says she is ready to change. Is she telling the truth? Book 2 of a three-part miniseries: Julie's world falls apart.
Trust Julie (Book 1 in the Trust Julie Series)
Series: Trust Julie. Price: Free! Words: 8,450. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Julie Jacobs stopped caring about her marriage the day she became a gambler. A former career woman, she fell further than most following the financial crash. Now she spends her days working a till in a supermarket. At night, she secretly fritters away her husband’s savings. Online gambling has sucked her into a virtual yet risky world.
The Killer In My Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Tara Wilson's mother died suddenly when she was ten and nobody will tell her why. Now she is digging into her past to get to the truth - and someone doesn't like it. As she meets a wall of silence at nearly every turn, a dormant evil stirs. A fast-paced, gripping novella.
Hired Hands: Parts I and II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,810. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
What would you do if you came home one day and discovered your parents had disappeared? Vanished. Who would you tell? Mandy's parents are missing and she can't tell anyone. Not a soul. A brand new psychological thriller set in England.
One More Lie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She loves him. He loves her. ...Or does he? Is any man worth risking your life for? Dying for? Dawn thinks so.
One Billion Tears
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Meet Violet... Violet works at Burger World. Jake is a new billionaire. They were a couple a week ago. She's flipping burgers. He's rubbing shoulders with the jet set. Is she bitter? You bet! A cracking short read you will not want to put down. Rated five stars by Chick Lit Central.

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