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Publisher's 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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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.








6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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
  • 08-27-18

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Return to sender

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

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good read

I had not gotten a book by thi s author before,but I will look for her now on.

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  • Ninecatz
  • 08-22-18

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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  • Patricia
  • 08-25-18

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 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Aneka
  • 09-03-18

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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  • Prime user 321
  • 10-09-18

Overhyped, very disappointed. Slow dull and padded

I decided get this audible book because it had so many great reviews. But my god I regret it! It was so slow. I listened to 3/4 of the book and still NOTHING happens besides Ali the main character banging on and on about her date, her ex, and everyday boring stuff. It’s actually really annoyed me how boring this book is. It has too much fluff. The author just could have written 4 pages and it’d have the same content. It’s just been padded out with rubbish in the middle. I didn’t even bother wasting another 2 hours on it to finish the end.
Definitely don’t recommend this book if you are hoping for a thriller and excitement.
Better off reading something by Cara Hunter.

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  • Boko
  • 10-07-18

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
  • 10-01-18

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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  • Sair0075
  • 09-23-18

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
  • 09-22-18

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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  • Catherine
  • 09-02-18

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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  • S Robinson
  • 08-27-18

Alison did not see it coming

An excellent storyline with a good twist in the tale, right up to the end.

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  • maree
  • 07-18-18

Held my attention, face paced thirller

I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and started quickly and dramatically. Very well written and enthralling to the end. However I found the story not believable after all was revealed. The villans motives and actions seemed rediculas given the perceived crime he thought the main character did.
Still very good read

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • 09-13-18

Downright painful

I appreciate that I'm clearly in the minority given the numerous rave reviews, but I absolutely hated this book.

It is 9hr 39 mins long with about 3 hours of story line. The remainder being chapters filled with seemingly never ending monologue describing mundane interactions or flashbacks of events from her childhood that add little (if anything) to the story.

If it wasn't painful enough listening to the main character bang on and on for 15 minutes at a time about absolutely nothing, you are then forced to listen to the same interaction described again from the perspective of the villain! Come on once was more than enough!!

I persisted with the story given the other reviewers I read describing wonderful suspense and a plot twist I'll never see coming. I waited and waited. At hour 7 I though ok here we go.. something's actually going to happen here!! But it was neither suspenseful nor a shocking plot twist. The ending was just as disappointing as the rest of the book and ridiculously far fetched.

Credit to the notator who not only had to read this book, but she had to maintain an interested tone while doing it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-18

great thrilling read

loved it
great twist
just when you think you have it figured out something happens and you realise you dont

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  • Ursula
  • 10-06-18

Boring and far fetched

A ridiculous story with hours dealing with the past in minute details that has no relevance to the story. I had to speed it up to get through it just in case it had a surprise at the end, which unfortunately there wasn’t. The narrator voice was flat and as drawn out as the story itself. Waste of time.

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  • Shana
  • 09-24-18

Good read - could be more suspenseful

Love that this book got straight to the story with no mindless lead up. However the ending did seem a bit wavering. I would have liked the twist to have a stronger character that was built up more intensely rather than just plonked as the twist and ending. I
enjoyed the read and got through the book quicker than usual.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-18

enjoyable

a little slow at first, but the more I listened, the more I enjoyed it

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  • Suzanne
  • 08-30-18

Kept me guessing

I loved the narrator, she was excellent changing characters. Story was fantastic unbelievable in certain aspects but still totally entertaining.

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  • Judith
  • 08-24-18

Totally Riveting

OMG I couldn't stop listening to it. Such twists and turns that it really keeps you on your heels. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-18

Nonstop twists.. could not put it down!

Loved the narration... and the plot..
I was very teary towards the end. An emotional story!