First Date - Sue Watson

First Date

By Sue Watson

  • Release Date: 2020-10-16
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 239 Ratings


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.

A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller about dark obsession and internet dating. Fans of The Wife Between Us, Friend Request and Gone Girl will adore this unputdownable twisted love story.

What real readers are saying about First Date:
‘Had me gripped… I was so tense… I had no idea what was going to happen from one chapter to the next… BOOM!! I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT ENDING AT ALL! I loved it! If I could rate it more than a 5, I would. This has been one of, if not the best thrillers I have read!… Loved loved loved it!’ Kindlewithdanni ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I cannot believe it’s taken me THIS long to discover this queen of the psychological thriller… I’ve read a lot of psychological fiction in my time and don’t think I’ve ever come across such a good twist at the end.’ Ceri’s Little Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Utterly addictive and I had huge trouble putting it down! This psychological thriller will make you doubt everything and everyone, it is so cleverly put together – just when you think you've got something sussed out, a whole new slant is added… Be warned, there are twists and turns aplenty and don’t take anything at face value... ever!’ Read and Rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh flipping hell, what an absolutely thrilling and suspenseful domestic thriller… Honestly couldn’t put it down… Finishing this book gave me goosebumps, it was that good.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Sue Watson, just what have you done to me?! You gave me what I thought would be a fairly predictable story only to twist me all up and leave my jaw hanging! That ending, WOW!Misty’s Corner Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Utterly impossible to put down. I devoured this book in just one sitting… Gripped me from the beginning... There is absolutely no way I could predict where this was going… Will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. You’ll be gripped.’ Little Miss Book Lover 86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my goodness Sue Watson has knocked it out of the ballpark… My head is still spinning… Twist after twist, jaw dropper after jaw dropper, bombshell after bombshell.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh. My. Gosh. This, this book right here, is the thriller I've been looking for… Ho. Lee. Cow. Folks. I feel like calling it a “plot twist” is an understatement. Literally the author created this reality which she then COMPLETELY flipped on its head… Clear your schedule because you will not be wanting to set this down.’ Lily Michaels ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • First Date

    By delmc18
    Couldn’t put down! Really great read.
  • Bland

    By jog_on_gaga
    The female protagonist is pathetic and desperate. A let down for single females everywhere. I stuck it out thinking the plot would develop into something darker or more exciting, it didn’t. Bland predictable story.
  • Wow!

    By @peacho
    A real page turner that I couldn’t put down!
  • Superb psychological thriller!

    By Kcad1
    Once I got into this book I found it hard to put down.
  • No cliche left unturned

    By Stephob26
    So badly written! cliche after cliche, with an unbelievably credulous protagonist. Predictable plot and zero tension.
  • Unexpected twists, gripping

    By BecLazx
    This is the first book I’ve read from start to finish in 4 days ever! Great book, lots of unexpected turns, can’t wait to read another of Sues books
  • Annoying ending

    By Peachysee
    Enjoyed the book but could see where it was going and the cliff hanger ending was just a bit annoying.
  • Stunning!

    By kingy7000
    Amazing! Masterfully written, sensational! I absolutely loved this book by far the best book Iv read for a while in terms of the plot and ending, I absolutely did not see the twist at the end coming. Read this book you will not be sorry!!
  • Absolute garbage

    By hrj55
    Where to start?! The protagonist is a fickle, self-absorbed sap (no characters have any depth at all actually), the plot and dialogue is drawn out and cyclical (I skipped pages of pointless back and forth that added nothing to the plot) and the “twist” at the end is a completely predictable let down. Please don’t bother reading!
  • Perils of internet dating

    By Good book2137
    Hannah is looking for her perfect man so decides to try internet dating thanks to her best friend. She meets Alex who appears to be everything she has been looking for in a man. There were so many red flags which Hannah took no notice of. I was willing her not to be so gullible and I was extremely frustrated with her! How could she be so stupid, but I guess in real life you can be blinkered when you are in love! A good twist at the end, which had entered my head, but I am always looking for plot twists. This was a great end to the book. Thank you to netgalley, the publisher and author for an arc.