13 Dec 2020

Book Review / First Date by Sue Watson

She’s been waiting her whole life to meet a man like Alex. But he’s been waiting too. And once he has her, he’ll never let her go…

Hannah has done everything to make sure her life is safe and secure. A long way from her unstable childhood growing up in foster care, she’s content with her sweet, little, messy apartment and her satisfying job as a social worker. She quietly worries that, aged 36, she might never fall in love. But otherwise her life is where she wants it to be.

Until, encouraged by her best friend to join a dating app, she meets Alex. He’s irresistibly handsome. He loves the same music as her. The same food as well. They both dream of travelling the world but agree they’d be equally happy escaping to a cottage by the beach in Devon. Both of them would love to own a Labrador one day. It’s like he’s made for her. It’s like he’s too good to be true.

Hannah’s friends aren’t so sure about him. But Hannah thinks he’s perfect.

Which is good. Because Alex knows she’s perfect for him too. In fact, she’s exactly the girl he’s been looking for…

And nothing Hannah’s done to make her life safe will ever be enough.


Published:    16th October 2020
Publisher:  Bookouture
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned




So, I was in the mood to read a thriller and decided to pick up a random one that I hadn't heard before that had just come out this year.  Maybe I might have found a new favourite author or a new book that I enjoy.  I have to be honest and say that it was completely the cover that drew me in.  I never even read the blurb, leaving the story to be a surprise.  

We follow Hannah in this story who joins a dating app and meets Alex.  All seems to be going well  but maybe he is could be too good to be true.  Also, it appears that Hannah is being stalked and things may be turning scary very quickly. 

This was such a fun read and although the plot was very predictable and I guessed pretty much the whole story from near the beginning, that didn't stop me enjoying going along for the ride.  I really enjoyed this author's writing and will certainly pick up more from this author.