The Date

The DateThe Date by Louise Jensen
Published by Bookouture on June 21st 2018
Pages: 315
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Saturday night Allison Taylor had a date. She has recently separated from her husband and after some urging from her friends, she decides to meet a man at a local bar. Sunday morning her entire life has turned upside down. She instantly knows something is wrong when she wakes up. She is sore, has a huge bump on her head, and has no memory of what happened the evening before. One she manages to stumble into the bathroom she is shocked by what she sees in the mirror – a face she does not recognize. It’s her face but…..

After her brother takes her to the hospital and she has some testing she learns she has Prosopagnosia also known as face blindness. Not only does she not recognize her own face, she doesn’t recognize anyone in her life! Can you image how unsettling and frightening that would be? Couple that with having injuries and not knowing how you received them.

Then she begins receiving messages such as “Enjoy the date, bitch?” which sets her imagination into high gear. Just what happened on her date? Where is her roommate? Where is the man she met at the bar? Who is leaving her messages? Why has she been targeted? How does one navigate a world or interact with people when you do not recognize them, but they recognize you and tell you they are your friends? Who do you trust? How do you trust?

I tore through this book in one day! I couldn’t read this fast enough! I love trying to figure out who is behind the notes which are terrorizing Allison. At one point I had suspected various people and then thought wouldn’t it be funny if it was THIS person!?! ha! ha! Turns out it was THAT person and I was shocked. Then I felt a little let down.

Obviously, an edge of your seat page turner with some twists and turns which kept me turning the pages. The Author does a fantastic job of having the reader feel for the main character and her plight. Plus, the reader is given glimpses into her past and a secret she has been concealing. Past and present will come together in this book. As the plot thickens so does the suspense and feelings of dread.

Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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