The Date by Louise Jensen

The Date

Such a beautiful cover!

Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor.

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future.

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognize the face staring back at her. She can’t recognize her friends and family. And she can’t recognize the person who is trying to destroy her…

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I’m a huge fan of Louise Jensen’s after reading her debut novel, The Sister! Check it out if you have never read of it! I think I read the last few chapters with my mouth wide open just because I was so shocked about what was happening!

Now on her 4th novel, Jensen proves that she can write and she can give a mystery that will have you second guessing and her last scenes are super suspenseful. I really liked the ending of The Date, it really delivered.

The problem that I find with Jensen’s novels is that they are never realistic. In The Date, Alison wakes up and doesn’t recognize herself and she doesn’t have any memory of the previous night. Before this novel, I had never heard of face blindness and found that it was an interesting take on a mystery. Who is at the door? It looks like a stranger, but it could be my husband, brother, best friend, etc.

I also found that the novel was too descriptive for my tastes. I like a novel to move along at a quick pace and found that there was long paragraphs describing something and I ended up just skipping over those parts.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. A bit too long winded in some places, but overall a great thriller that has you trusting no one!


Thank you to Netgallery and Bookouture for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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27 thoughts on “The Date by Louise Jensen

  1. I really wanted to read the book from the synopsis but I need a book to be active to hold my attention. Brilliant review.

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  2. Sounds intriguing 🙂 Though, I do see how the rating would go down if it seems a bit long-winded. There are a few books I have read recently that could have been condensed and the story would have moved so much better. Great review, though 🙂

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  3. Thrillers are very hit or miss for me, I find that’s the one genre I struggle with the most. The review was great I loved that you pin pointed what it was exactly you didn’t appreciate about the book.

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