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Book Review: The Date – Louise Jensen ****

Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to sign up to a dating app. On Saturday night she had her first date. Its now Sunday morning. Waking up alone in the house that she shares with a friend Ali knows that something is terribly wrong. She is hurt, she can’t remember anything and the face in the mirror isn’t her. What on earth happened?

A head injury has left Ali with a condition that means that she can’t recognise faces – even her own. Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness and although it normally affects people from birth it can be brought on by trauma. Struggling to come to terms with her new condition Ali is still trying to piece together what really happened to her on her date. The facial blindness means that she finds herself mistrusting everyone around her. The only face that stays the same is the photo of her late mother. Her only constant in an ever changing world.

Slowly Ali starts to investigate what happened and as she gets closer to the truth she realises that her life and those dearest to her are all in mortal danger.

Jenson really keeps you in the dark in this twisty thriller and I didn’t see that ending coming at all! A genuine page turner that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

Supplied by Net Galley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication date: June 21st 2018. 320 pages.

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Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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