The Summer Holiday: An utterly addictive psychological thriller full of suspense

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10 reviews

About this ebook

‘Utterly gripping… Had me racing through the pages at the brilliant twists. I instantly knew that this was one story I wasn’t going to be able to put down… I have devoured page after page, completely hooked… Crazy good… I couldn’t read quick enough.’ @rubie_reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐


One loving couple. One surprise guest. One week to destroy everything…


When the doorbell rings, I take one last look round the villa. The nuts and olives are in bowls; the white wine is chilling in the fridge; everything is ready for my old college friend, the guest I’m dying to impress.

When I open the door, Coco steps from the dusty street into the cool tiled hall, as effortlessly beautiful as ever. But then her face freezes in horror, her mouth falling open. I turn to see my husband Jeff behind me, his eyes wide, his cheeks pale.

After a moment, they both smile, pretending nothing happened at all. But I know what I saw.

This holiday was meant to rescue my marriage, not ruin it.

But the connection between my friend and my husband isn’t what I thought.

All three of us have something to lose, and something to fight for.

And when the truth comes out, not all of us will survive…

From the no.1 bestselling author S.E. Lynes comes a brilliantly gripping thriller that will have you racing through the pages and gasping out loud at the twists. Fans of Paula Hawkins, Lisa Jewell and Gillian Flynn will love The Summer Holiday.

See what everyone’s saying about The Summer Holiday:

Just WOW! S.E. Lynes just hits another one out of the park!… Perfect tension that just keeps getting wound tighter and tighter. Fabulous… Don’t miss this one!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Love, love, love!!!!! I should know better by now though not to start a book by this author right before bed. Because once begun you can't stop readingThe final twist will make you scream out loud. So I don't recommend reading on a crowded train or airplane. Exquisite. Five stars… Don't miss this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Binge read! Woah! I could not put this book down!… a big twist at the end I absolutely did not see coming. I love it when I get blindsided because it does not happen often!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!… So many secrets, revelations, and unexpected twists. I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering. Excellent thriller… white-knuckle suspense.’ @kayoliverauthor, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A jaw-dropper for me!… kept me hooked until the end… twists that got me by surprise. I never saw them coming!… perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One of the best books I’ve read this year by a country mile, it’s amazing. I read this in one sitting… that’s how good it is. Can't recommend this book highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow I am obsessed, such a good read! Devoured it in a day! Loved the characters! Loved the storyline and some great twists and turns!’ Wellness by Blair, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow what can I say this book was amazing, it was fast-paced and kept me guessing throughout The ending wow and I did not see it coming!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The Queen of Psychological Thrillers is back!… Prepare yourself for a marathon reading session as there is no way you are going to be able to put this down… The pacing was perfect, the plot executed flawlessly and the reveals were fist-pumpingly satisfying!… Get yourself to the bar, order yourself a copy and prepare to drown yourself in the pages!’ Chapter in My Life, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A totally addictive read! I whizzed through this book, it just reeled me in. Brilliant.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
lilian peracchi
May 29, 2023
Very, very good indeed. I love this writer.
Carole Batten-Rutter
May 25, 2023
great read with plenty of twists

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