Author: Sue Watson

Publication Date: October 16, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.


First Date grabbed my attention from the first page.

Hannah has the perfect first date with Alex. Alex wants all of the same things as Hannah. Alex answers every question the same way Hannah would from the amount of kids to the kind of dog to their ideal holiday. As the book goes on red flags start to be revealed. Is Alex really as perfect as Hannah thinks? Is anything Alex says true?

Weird things start happening to Hannah since she started dating Alex. Is this related to Alex? Is Alex responsible?

First Date is a crazy good book. It is something that any single person can relate to. After a promising first date, people tend to ignore red flags. Luckily most red flags people ignore are not as extreme as Alex’s red flags.

First Date starts out talking a lot about Hannah and Alex’s relationship developing. It is interesting to see how the characters interact and Hannah’s feelings throughout. I liked Hannah for the most part. The way Hannah was introduced in the story led me to like her from the beginning. Hannah did make some decisions that weren’t the most rational. However, I could see them being realistic for someone invested in a relationship.

Hannah and Alex’s relationship was interesting to read about. The relationship effected Hannah’s friendships and I enjoyed seeing how the friends handled things. Alex and Hannah’s best friend, Jas, do not get along. They are always saying bad things about each other. Which one is trying to help and which one is jealous of the other’s relationship?

Hannah’s coworkers and friends characters added to the story. Harry is always in his own world and only interjects himself in conversations when he feels like it. Jas is a widow and trying to find love again but very cynical after many failed attempts. Sameera is very focused on her wedding. She is cautious about Hannah’s relationship and not afraid to say things do not seem right.

If a thriller about the perfect first date sounds interesting, I recommend First Date.

The ending was very unexpected in the best way. I recommend First Date to domestic thriller fans.

Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for First Date.

About the Author

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written sixteen novels, and many have been translated into several languages. Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her latest thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, THE EMPTY NEST, THE SISTER-IN-LAW and FIRST DATE out on 16th October.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her family in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – okay, procrastinating, eating too much confectionery, and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.

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