Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Review: The Date

The Date by Louise Jensen

My rating: 5 Stars

Recently separated, Alison Taylor, at the insistence of her friends, reluctantly goes out on a date. Something dreadful has happened, and, at the bare minimum, she has developed a serious injury and has bleeding on the brain, in an area that controls the ability to recognize face, with the diagnosis prosopagnosia. You actually can't recognise yourself? You honestly wouldn't know me if I came back in five minutes? Has she fallen or has something more nefarious happened to her?

I was drawn in immediately to The Date. I must be asleep. Can't tear my eyes away from the image in the mirror watching tears pour down cheeks that are not mine. The Ben I do not recognise speaks again...Blackness hurtles towards me and I welcome it with open arms....the man who sounded like my brother, who acted like my brother, and yet somehow, with the exception of his glasses, didn't look like him at all. 

More than no longer having a memory of faces, Alison cannot remember what happened the night she went on the date. Upon her arrival home from the hospital, where she went the morning after the incident, she finds a bouquet of roses with a note attached that says, Enjoy the date, bitch? Her nightmare has just begun. She is being stalked in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.

I have been seeing the phrase unputdownable in book descriptions for some time now, and thought I'd never use it myself. Well, it certainly applies here. Wow! What incredible twists and turns! Then there is the shocking conclusion! I would never have guessed who it was that was stalking Alison. Yes, from an incredible beginning, with such an interesting concept, this book is indeed fabulous. Louise Jensen is now an automatic autobuy for me and I have put her backlist in my TBR pile.
Many thanks for Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Date of publication: June 21, 2018

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