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A Taste of His Own Medicine by Linda Fawke

A Taste of His Own Medicine


How long can the desire for revenge last?

Kate Shaw, a successful pharmacist, goes to a thirty-year reunion at her old university and uses the weekend to settle some old scores. Her main target is her ex-lover, Jonathan. She decides to scar him for life as he scarred her. Her bizarre plan works but he shocks her with his strange, unwanted reaction.

What is the unexpected link between Jonathan and Kate’s husband?
What is the significance of the ‘Love Bite’ photograph?
What hold does Jonathan have over Kate?
Revenge is never simple.

A darkly humorous story of love, lust, loss, and vengeance.


Ahhh! College memories. Filled with hope, love, regret, and anger. This is Kate’s unhappy and shocking story of revenge on those who betrayed her, who hurt her, and who left her. 

Kate is an analytical, single-minded workaholic who needs excitement and a purpose in life. So when her college friend Becky talks her into attending her thirtieth college reunion, Kate makes plans to get revenge on the people she once trusted and who made her university life a nightmare. Will she feel relieved, or will it all backfire?

Who hasn’t had bad experiences in college? And hasn’t wished they could get even with those who betrayed us? But what Kate has planned is a bit over the top. Her schemes seem justified, but with a dark twist that goes too far and a shocking ending that had me wondering what just happened.

Overall, this is a clever and catastrophic tale of vengeance gone awry. It will grip you from the beginning and never let you go. The ending is staggering and unexpected leaving you wanting more. If you love dark fiction with strange and unpleasant characters, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Fawke for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Linda FawkeLinda Fawke is an arts person who studied science but always wanted to write. Now retired, she indulges this passion, writing fiction and non-fiction, even occasional poetry, preferably late at night. She has now written two novels, ‘A Taste of his own Medicine’ and its sequel, ‘A Prescription for Madness’ using her background in pharmacy as the setting of both. These are easy books to read, suitable for Book Club discussions. ‘ A Prescription for Madness’ is more serious than the first book, dealing with such issues as pregnancy in later life and Down’s Syndrome.

She has been a winner of the Daily Telegraph ‘Just Back’ travel-writing competition and has published in various magazines including ‘Mslexia’, ‘Litro’ online, ‘Scribble’, ‘The Oldie’, ‘Berkshire Life’ and ‘Living France’. She was a finalist in the ‘Hysteria’ short story competition.

Linda blogs at where her ‘Random Writings’ include a range of topics from travel to ‘Things that pop into my head’.

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