One night can change everything.
‘I know it as soon as I wake up and open my eyes... Something is wrong.’
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…
From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Sister, The Gift and The Surrogate, The Date is a gripping page-turner that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and Before I Go To Sleep.
What readers are saying about The Date:
‘Holy cow, what a read! I literally dropped everything I was supposed to be doing after reading the first few pages and couldn't put it down until I reached the very end… one of the best psychological thrillers I've read this year and without doubt a new all-time favourite!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars
‘I literally didn’t put it down once from start to finish!… It sent chills down my spine… The last page of this book gave me goosebumps and I felt glad I wasn’t home alone!... gripping, unnerving and an unputdownable read!’ Rather Too Fond of Books, 5 stars
‘Wow, I would give this a 10 out of 5 stars if I could!... An absolutely fantastic, heart-pumping, twisted, thrill-seeking read that I could not put down… a heart-breaking emotional rollercoaster… The Date completely knocked my socks off.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG WOW… you won’t be able to turn those pages fast enough… the final twist will absolutely knock you out… this rare and exceptional book will be put forward for Literature Love’s top 10 books of the year.’ Literature Love, 5 stars
‘Ohhhhhhhh my goodness!!! Louise Jensen has blown my mind AGAIN!... will literally have your jaw dropping… I was nervous to even turn the page (that’s my favourite part of a well written thriller)!!!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review, 5 stars
‘Every now and then a book comes along that completely blows my mind!! And this is one of them!! To say I loved it is an understatement!! This book was absolutely freaking BRILLIANT!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Mind blowing, edge-of-your seat fantastic!... Kept me guessing straight from the off just when I thought I had it figured out, another twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What a page-turner of a book this is. Just when I thought I had worked it out… bam… another brilliant twist, again and again. This is definitely an edge-of-your-seat story that you won't be able to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Every chapter had me on the edge-of-my-seat and just when I thought I had it figured out Louise threw another twist in the mix!... suspenseful, thrilling, fast-paced and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! What an incredible book… like a rollercoaster ride – building up, building up. You don't know what to expect and then BAM, you need to hang on. It's really that good!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Will have your heart-pounding and flipping the pages. And I was finally stumped, thank you Louise Jensen for putting my inner detective in her place!!!’ The Book Collective, 5 stars
‘The most incredible suspense!... I was flipping pages on my Kindle faster than I could read and I was seriously concerned my Kindle won't take the pressure.’ Shuffle Book Box, 5 stars
At the start of this riveting psychological thriller from British author Jensen (The Surrogate), Alison "Ali" Taylor wakes up alone after a date with someone she met online. She has a throbbing headache, bruises on her arms, and no memory of what happened. When she looks in the mirror, she doesn't recognize her face. Ali's roommate, Chrissy, who went with her on the date, is missing. Ali's brother takes her to the hospital, where Ali is diagnosed with prosopagnosia, which hampers her ability to recognize even familiar faces. The stakes rise when Ali begins receiving packages containing blood-stained articles of clothing she wore on her date. The packages are accompanied by notes accusing Ali of being a murderer. When the police learn that Chrissy is missing, Ali becomes a suspect and torments herself with the thought that she may have been responsible. Teasing allusions to a secret from Ali's past heighten the suspense. Unexpected twists and turns keep readers turning the pages. Jensen consistently delivers the goods.
Louise Jensen is a great psychological writer! Wow! Is one word I can explain this book as. In the beginning I didn’t know what to believe Ali was on a date through a dating app which now a days everyone is doing so I right away thought what if her killer is her blind date & had some type of secret holding against her then I was wrong as I kept reading which I finished this book in two days I couldn’t put it down I was shocked how someone so close to you can be evil in so many ways then once I got to the epilogue my mouth stayed open in shock I kept thinking omg why Louise write another tell me more!!! I highly recommend her books they are amazing!
A good premise but this is not a page turner. Too repetitive, which slows the pacing.