As a massive fan of Louise Jensen I was delighted when she signed with Bookouture and even more delighted when I was invited on to the Blog Tour for her latest novel, #TheDate. Today I’m closing down the blog tour for The Date alongside Eva at NovelDelights
Huge thanks to the publisher and to Louise for the ARC for review.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
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. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy 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.
One of the most chilling openings to a book in a long time. Alison Taylor’s fear is palpable as we watch her wake up from the night before not having a clue what has happened to cause the state she sees when she looks in the mirror! Superb #killerhook!
The Date is a terrifying tale of one woman whose life is turned upside down following a date with a man she met online. She wakes up bloodied and bruised with no idea of what has happened to her and no memories from the night before. Worse than that, she no longer recognises the faces of anyone she knows. Someone is out there watching her and toying with her, who is it and why are they so determined to break her?
I’m not going to lie, this book scared the bejesus out of me! I found myself listening for footsteps on my stairs, knocks on my door and waiting for a pair of beady eyes to stare at me through the window in the dead of the night!
Louise Jensen is a mistress of psychological suspense and an expert at building suspense in her novels. She has surpassed all my expectations in this one! It was so hard not to engage with Alison, not to feel her fear or understand the terror that must come from no longer recognising those you love…or indeed those who are determined to cause you harm.
Each little word, paragraph and chapter ramped up the tension until I was at the stage of reading the book with my eyes closed! Switching between Alison and the unknown narrator was a genius move, from Alison’s fear to the narrative of the one who was set to destroy her set me totally on edge. So many possible perpetrators were introduced, so many red herrings and twists that I was seriously spinning reading this book! Revenge, the past, secrets and lies are all wrapped up into a delicious package of suspense!
If you are looking for a book with all the hooks then The Date is one for you. Once again Louise Jensen has blown me away with this tense and intricately plotted psychological thriller; it will terrify you, it will consume you and you will not know what has hit you by the time you come to the end! Buy it now!
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About the author:
Louise lives with her husband, children, madcap dog and a rather naughty cat in Northamptonshire. She loves to hear from readers and writers and can be found at www.louisejensen.co.uk, where she regularly blogs flash fiction and writing tips.