May 29 2018

Review for The Date by Louise Jensen

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 22 Comments

Review for The Date by Louise JensenThe Date by Louise Jensen
Published by Bookouture on June 21st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Psychological, Thriller
Pages: 315
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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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…




The Date is one thought provoking read, and a tale cautionary tale on online dating. Alison Taylor has been been separated from their husband, and her friend convinces her to start on online dating profile and find a date. Get out of the house, live a little. The date the Ali believes will turn things around for her, goes horribly, horrible wrong for her.

Alison wakes up, pain all over, and an excruciating headache. She’s disoriented but somehow she makes it out of the place she doesn’t know and makes it home. When her brother Ben learns of what happened, he takes to be checked out by a medical professional. Test after test gives her a diagnosis that she doesn’t understand and is scared to death of. Prosopagnosia, “facial blindness”! Wrong faces on those she has always known, is what she sees. Even her own face in unrecognizable. I couldn’t even imagine living like this, but this her life now.

She has no memory of the date, but this man/stalker soon takes over her life in so many ways. Not being able to recognize faces makes her days even more stressful. How do you know who is who? Can she even trust the voices of those she believes are who they say they are with her illness? Strangers things start to happen, flowers being left, words that haunt her, and her scatter memories just add to the suspense of this, leading on one wildly thrilling ride, leading us to one climatic ending. And, boy was I wrong about just about everything, which I love too!

Jensen did some amazing research on facial blindness, and made one intensely engrossing tale. This is my first from her, and I will certainly be on the lookout for more from her. This was a fantastic psychological thriller!





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22 Responses to “Review for The Date by Louise Jensen”

  1. Cindy

    I am definitely going to read this book! It’s right up my alley. Great review and thanks so much for bringing this to my attention.

  2. Heidi

    Oh gosh. This sounds creepy. I have heard of face blindness but never read a book featuring it. I will have to add this to my list.

  3. Shane Morgan

    The plot reminds me of that Milla Jovovich movie. This book got me after reading the blurb, and your great review has me even more curious. I want to know who is out to get her and how the story plays out. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  4. Sam@WLABB

    Jennifer Niven had facial blindness in her last book. I found it really interesting to learn about. This book sounds like it would get my heart pumping, and I think it’s great you were wrong about everything. It means the author did a good job with the thriller part of this book

  5. verushka

    Facial blindness is such a scary thing — and I am loving how this book works with it!! Great review, J — and God, do I want this now lol

  6. Lorna

    Oh this sounds really good! I’ve never heard of that diagnosis. She remembers people but just doesn’t remember their faces? That’s pretty different. Glad it was a good one for you!

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