The Date – Louise Jensen

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 unrecognisable. 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 recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her…



My review

Okay, I am jealous. Jealous of people who can write like this. From the first page you know you can better fasten your seatbelts and check that your airbags are in mint condition, because I can assure you that you will need them in good working order!
Your brain will have a hell of a job keeping up with what your eyes are registering. Once the plot is being unraveled you realize what emotions can do to people.
This book is a rollercoaster where psychological twists keep piling up, just the way I like it.
Last night I had about an hour to read but I wanted to put it on hold until this morning so I could finish it with my mind still fresh. Once I dropped my son at the bus stop, I sat down to pick it up again. Everything else had to wait.
Overall the story was gripping and unputdownable. It gave me the creeps and it touched my heart. 5 stars.

Thank you Louise Jensen, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Louise Jensen always wanted to be Enid Blyton when she grew up, and when that didn’t happen she got a ‘proper’ job instead.

Several years ago an accident left Louise with a disability and she began writing once again, to distract her from her pain and compromised mobility. But writing turned out to be more than just a good distraction. Louise loves creating exciting worlds, dark characters, and twisted plots.

Louise lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, sons, a dog and a rather naughty cat, and also teaches mindfulness.