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Summary

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, and 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....

From the number one best-selling author of The Sister, The Gift, and The Surrogate, The Date is a gripping pause resister 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 reviewers are saying about Louise Jensen: 

"This novel was paced perfectly and I actually finished it in one day because I couldn't put it down...so addictive!" (stephandchrisbookreviews.wordpress.com)

"My God! It's a bloody corker! An exquisite writer...Louise has completely knocked it out of the park and brought us all another amazing thriller! MY FIRST EVER GOLD STAR AWARD." (emmathelittlebookworm.wordpress.com) 

©2018 Louise Jensen (P)2018 Bookouture

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Another poorly edited novel...

As with many other novels I've listened to lately, I wish literary agents would correctly edit books before they go to the publisher.

For example:
"Her eyebrows arched, and she raised her eyebrows... "
"I cross and uncross my arms trying to appear casual, two wet patches are formed under my arms..."

Apart from that, the story is decent, although there are a few holes. I guessed the ending.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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UM-so very preposterous, Sci-Fi is more plausible!

This is an odd book. It is well written and the plot is even good .. if it was sci-fi as one has to suspend so much disbelief to get on board. It is a shame really and I was teetering on returning this book ... and yet I did enjoy a lot of it. The creepy suspense, the twists and turns but all built on a completely ridiculous and unbelievable premise or series of premises. To suddenly not be able to identify people is one giant leap to take - but then incredible circumstance after incredible happenstance is just too much really to take on board without major brain resistance as just soooo hard to get on board for all that happens. Did I enjoy it .... ummmm yes reluctantly, good narration, great brooding tension - but really ... faceblindness plus all the rest ... UNBELIEVABLE and not in a good way. Much like the lovely dog who despite not having a breed came from a breeder - if nothing else this book could at least have had the important message DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER DOGS DIE. But much like everything else in the book it just seemed to rather miss the point. It had a lot going for it and in bits and pieces it did entertain ... I am grudgingly not going to return this book because I did enjoy it to a point ...but it did beggar belief to the point of incredulity - there are much better books out there - there are much better plots also which this author could employ her considerable talents to tell - let's hope she finds a less contived and bonkers story to tell next time.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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too slow and full of unnecessary fillers

sorry, but I skipped 10 chapters and still picked up the storyline with no issues, didn't miss a thing. Didn't enjoy far too far fetched and unrealistic, after the entire book being slow, the ending was rushed.

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  • Boko
  • England
  • 07-10-18

Not for me.

I'm afraid this book was hardly believable either in the fullest sense, or in detail. Sadly, I found myself skipping portions of it in order to cope with the failure of the story telling. Large parts of it were either poorly described or seemed, not so much irrelevant, but strangely miss handled, which added to my frustration.
It needs much tighter editing, with parts rewriting. A better use of language. It's a shame because the author is clearly a story teller.
Overall it could be told with greater skill, thereby becoming more credible.
Good luck with the next one.

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  • Jo
  • 01-10-18

An okay read, nothing to shout about.

Frustrating in places, too much mystery over one event. Had to finish so as not to waste the chapters I had read..

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Slow Burner

I thought the narrator's were very good but the overall story was a little lacking. It's very slow to progress and I thought more bread crumbs probably would have made it more entertaining. I am glad I stuck with it but I almost didn't. For me it wasn't the epic twist that I love in thrillers but at the same time it works. Reasonable listen but nothing to shout loudly about. That being said I'm not a writer and you're not going to please everyone so definitely give it a chance and I learnt something new from it. Prosopagnosia.

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  • Charlotte
  • Dalgety bay, United Kingdom
  • 22-09-18

Fantastic concept that really had me guessing

Brilliantly written and a great performance by the reader. It did a fantastic job of keeping the listener feeling as confused and apprehensive as the main character. Obviously a lot of research went into this, could barely stop listening!

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amazing storyline twists and a brilliant easy read

an amazing storyline twists and a brilliant easy read very good author and plot line

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  • Catherine
  • LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
  • 02-09-18

A bit unbelievable

Overall, a good story, if not a bit unbelievable. How did 'the date' know that Ali was going to lose her memory???
The outcome was a bit of a shock and was not at all the person I thought the culprit was going to be and the reason for doing so.
The endless, needless descriptions were infuriating though. For example, about 2 minutes was spent with the main character Ali pondering over a hanging basket!!?? Some of the mind wandering descriptions just went on and on and on and I found myself saying out loud "just get on with it for goodness sake!!!"
Worth a read though.

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Couldn't put it down

very good read. love the twists and turns. will definitely be reading other books by this author.

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  • Andrea Rberson
  • 14-07-18

Bad Date

I did not care for this book. The first few chapters were engaging and actually very suspenseful! But once the author entices the reader from the get go it falls flat. That’s a recurring issue I’ve found with many suspense novels-The beginning of the book is actually the climax and pages that follow are anti-climax.








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  • Hm Baltimore
  • 05-07-18

Great Story

Narration was perfect.
Story kept me guessing until the end. Which I love!
I loved how flawed and complex all the characters were.
I feel like I know them all.
I miss them already.

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  • Leanne K.
  • 19-07-18

SO SAD.

Don't let this book fool you... It is so twisted and you will constantly try to guess the ending. Definitely a sad ending though.

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  • Sheila S
  • 01-07-18

Neurological deficit enhances the suspense

An original twist sets this novel apart from the conventional woman-in-peril suspense/thriller. Specifically, the protagonist's inability to recognize faces following a disastrous blind date adds an original, intriguing aspect to the story. I was involved in the novel from beginning to end, despite its overly convoluted plot. Recommended to fans of this genre.

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  • Debbie De
  • 30-06-18

Twisted Date night

Louise Jensen wrote magically as Jasmine Blackborow repeated her words elegantly.
Ally has a bad date night and to make it worse... she wakes up with facial recognition disorder.
Someone is after her...but who!...she can't recongnize anyone.🤗
Loved the suspense! If you want a good novel this is it.
Leave it too Jensen to make your listening worth while.
5 🌟's

Offical Review by DeAnn DeVille: Audiobook Blogger/Narrator/Author

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • SM
  • 27-08-18

BAD

I drive a lot, therefore I can listen to just about any book. This is the 1st book I thought about stopping. The characters are uninteresting. The story/plot felt almost dumb. As in, how could anyone care about that????????
I will never get the time back that I invested in this book.

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  • stephanie r thompson
  • 11-08-18

Return to sender

Couldn’t finish! Slow, pathetic and Tired!
Save your money and credits! Pass! Pass!
The End!
The

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  • Susan
  • 25-07-18

Too slow moving

The story was unique and interesting. The plot progression was really slow with far too many little details. The main character was incredibly narrow in her views making ridiculous decisions for her safety and for her love life. I finished the book but would not suggest others read it.

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  • Christalpistol
  • 17-07-18

Disappointed !!!

Once again another author is obsessed with giving readers a ‘twist’ that they ruined a good story with an improbable ending. I think The Girl on the Train has sabotaged so many other books since it came out and everyone was raving about the shocking twist! I think I’m going to start bypassing books that have ‘unexpected twist’ on the cover! Ugh!! The book started off really good and suspenseful 75% was great, then as advertised the shocking twist is just that, unbelievable. It just did not jive at all. I groaned and reluctantly listened to last couple hours. Thankfully this book was inexpensive. I would not recommend wasting money or credit on this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-18

Amazingly well written!

Totally awesome, I couldn't stop listening to it! It keeps you wondering, right up until almost the very end.