The Baby Shower: A totally unputdownable psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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She doesn’t know I’m there, watching her in the mirror. She slides her hand under her blouse. And then I see something impossible. She isn’t pregnant…


She bursts into my life like a storm, and nothing is the same again. She seems so perfect, with her lilting laugh and her beautiful face. One by one, I watch as my friends fall under her spell.


Only I seem to suspect something. Only I see that her smiles don’t reach her cold, furious eyes. And when I’m accused of things I didn’t do, when my home is vandalized, I know she’s behind it. But she only lets her mask slip when no one is looking, so if I say anything, I’ll look crazy.


So when the baby shower comes around I’m there, sitting on a velvet sofa in a posh hotel room, surrounded by balloons. We share gifts, we pour small glasses of champagne, and she beams, her bump just visible under her bright red shirt.


But that afternoon, I finally learn the unbelievable truth.


There is no baby…


A stunningly twisty story of toxic female friendships, guilt and lies from S.E. Lynes, author of the no.1 bestseller The Housewarming. If you like Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, you’ll be glued to The Baby Shower.


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‘Omg!! This book is just everything!!!… had me hooked from the off and I was about to quit my job just so I could keep reading… omg, boy does this story have TWISTS!!!!… I raced through it in a day.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Sucker punched, lost for words, blown away, a blabbering, gibbering emotional wreck!… seriously, once you turn the first page you will not be able to stop!… It kept me glued to the pages… you seriously DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!Chapter in My Life, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This book. THIS BOOK!… It hooks you in with the twists and keeps you reading. I couldn't put it down, obligations be damned.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Amazinganother 5 star read!… an impossible book to put down… just perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!!! What a brilliant rollercoaster read… I literally could not put this book down, the story just kept grabbing my attention… I loved it!! NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What. A. BookI couldn't put it down. I went down a rabbit hole of twists and turns at every corner.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I foolishly started this this on Wednesday night planning to read a few chapters, I should have known that with this author sleep was never going to happen… seriously outstanding book – unreserved 5 stars, I'd give it a million if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I read this in half a dayI absolutely loved it!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow!… amazing book!… I read this in one sitting while daughter was at school! I was riveted by this book right from the first chapter so entirely and only left the settee to make a few cups of tea!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Amazing!! I loved this book from start to finish!… My heart was thumping as I read this book and tried to work out the twists… A real page-turner, read it now!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Absolutely fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat throughout… it will really make your heart pound with suspense. I seriously couldn’t put this down!Jessica’s Book Biz, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I could not put this book down! I devoured it… I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

9 reviews
Marnie Harrison
March 1, 2022
Thrilling, compelling, gripping and riveting are just some words to describe this outstanding read from Lynes. A natural born storyteller, everything she writes turns to gold and this is also the case with The Baby Shower! You immediately get drawn into this dark tale right from the start, that explores toxic friendships and relationships. There is a chilling vibe throughout and unease about what is to come and it wouldn’t be a book from Lynes if there wasn’t some twists thrown in which come about in spectacular fashion. This book gave me everything and more that I love in a psychological thriller. Well plotted, perfectly written and with a cast of complex characters, this is one story that got under my skin and I loved every single word of it!
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A Google user
January 26, 2022
My Review: Omg!!!!! My favorite book of the year so far. In fact, this was by far my favorite read by this author ever. Don’t get me wrong all her books are great but this one really topped the cake for me. She hit this one out of the ballpark. Ok so throughout the whole book I kept getting this creepy, keep you up all night Single White Female movie vibe. If you haven’t seen this movie I would advise you to go out and rent it ASAP. In general it’s about a friendship that it’s very unnatural. So not only did it give off this weird friendship vibe but this book also made you think about how the past always has a way of catching up with you. This book had so many layers and messages to it. There was one topic though that might be hard for some readers so be warned. I was even thrown off my guard and that’s very hard to do. It is a topic that is rarely discussed in todays society and is under reported to authorities because of the shame that is felt by it. I have a teenage child and will be talking to him tonight. This book really opened my eyes to this so thank you SE Lynes. I really can’t say enough good things about this book. It had everything that you would want in a book. Great characters, great story line and of course my favorite a great ending. I couldn’t get through the chapters fast enough. I loved every minute of this book. I definitely look forward to reading this authors next book. Hopefully I don’t have to wait too long. In conclusion, the plot, the characters and all the twists in this book made this book an enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Kirsty Whitlock
March 2, 2022
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'The Baby Shower' by S.E Lynes. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for S.E Lynes, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 1st March 2022. This is the fourth book I have read by this author. I have previously read 'The Housewarming', 'Can You See Her?' and 'Her Sister's Secret' which I highly recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its gorgeous eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that ' If you like Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, you’ll be glued to The Baby Shower.' I am a huge fan of Lisa so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a huge fan of S.E Lynes and if this is as good as 'Can You See Her?', 'The Housewarming' and 'Her Sister's Secret' it is sure to be an epic read. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully th
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