The Women: A gripping psychological thriller

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Wow, just wow.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Blew me away and I'm still gasping for air.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Totally jaw-dropping.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Had me on the edge of my seat.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

One of the must-read books of the year. I could not put this book down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer


The night she moves in with Peter, she’s so happy, so exhilarated, so in love. Later, she will remember a much smaller feeling, a tiny one percent in her gut. And she will remember pushing that feeling aside…


Samantha Frayn doesn’t know why Peter Bridges picks her – a nobody with bitten fingernails and a troubled childhood behind her – but she falls quickly. He’s older, charming, likes fine wine and French films, and his beautiful home has real art on its walls.

Peter transforms Samantha’s life in an instant. He sees the better version of herself – the one she’s always wanted to be. It’s only normal that there’s a little friction, when she moves in, over domestic matters like where things are kept, or the proper times to eat, sleep and shower. She’s lucky to be with someone who can help her find a new job, move on from childish friends, and speak with greater sophistication.


But as Samantha notices, more and more, Peter’s temper, she starts to wonder if there might be consequences to breaking the rules of the world he has so quickly built around her.


And then she receives an anonymous note that makes her ask: is she the first woman to feel trapped by Peter? Is she being paranoid, manipulated, or could she be in danger?


You can tell the truth about your life, but someone needs to be listening. Someone needs to trust you. And someone needs to save you from the man you thought you loved.


Readers love The Women!

WowDevoured in one sitting!!! Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Had me reading this in one sitting, as there was no way I was going to stop until I had finished it. That to me is what makes a book great! I really loved this bookOnce Upon a Time Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘I absolutely loved this page turner of a novel… I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This is a writer who just keeps getting better and better. The Women is S.E Lynes’ fifth book and for me it is the best yet… a novel of exceptional skill.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I literally could not stop reading this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


S.E. Lynes has blown me away!... I will say it again, S.E. Lynes is a genius.’ Chapter in My Life, 5 stars


‘A wonderful build-up of suspense which had my heart beat that little bit faster… an enthralling story to get yourself lost into. The pacing and tension throughout the novel was perfect.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘S.E. Lynes is one of my go-to authors, she seamlessly produces beautiful writing, fascinating, authentic characters and weaves them into a story which keeps you turning the pages with a building sense of dread and unease… An unreserved 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I absolutely LOVED this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Clear your diary and settle in for the long haul, once you start you won't be able to stop!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


BUY IT, settle yourself down, and READ IT! I can guarantee you won't regret it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Believe me when I say you are in for a thrilling read!’ Goodreads reviewer


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Bookouture
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Published on
22 May 2019
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Pages
382
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ISBN
9781786819055
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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‘Seriously I can not recommend it enough… From the end of the very first sentence I was entranced… will certainly make my top ten… I was gripped, I endured, I didn't have a clue and I survived it all. This book is something else.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

When city girl Shona moves with her partner Mikey and their baby to an idyllic cottage in rural Scotland, she believes that all that lies ahead for her family is happiness.

 

But with Mikey working long hours away from home, the frightening isolation of the Scottish countryside begins to get to Shona. She feels lonely and trapped.

 

That is, until she is rescued by a new friendship with the enchanting Valentina. Valentina enters Shona’s life like a whirlwind, bringing excitement and spontaneity to replace boredom and fear.

 

Now Shona has the perfect home, the perfect man, and the perfect new best friend – or does she?

 

As Shona’s fairytale life begins to unravel, the deep dark wood outside becomes the least of her fears...

 

From Amazon chart bestseller S.E. Lynes, Valentina is an unputdownable thriller with a twist that will take your breath away. Fans of Gone Girl, The Woman at the Window and The Wife Between Us will be gripped!

 

What readers are saying about S.E. Lynes:

 

'Wow, wow, wow... I absolutely devoured this book. An absolute must read.' Into the Reading Corner

 

‘Move over Gone Girl, you’ve got company on the top shelf.’ Read & Rated Book Reviews

 

'An intelligent psychological drama with a gasp-making twist.' Good Housekeeping – thriller of the month

 

‘I found myself completely consumed by this book, I was moved to tears … will suck you right up and spit you out at the other end as an emotional wreck … There are not enough stars or words strong enough to do this book justice’ Chapter In My Life, 5 stars

 

'Oh my! So many twists and turns in this book! I couldn’t stop reading just waiting to see what’s next! Then, oh my goodness, I didn’t see that coming! I literally couldn’t put it down... Exhilarating!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I am struggling to put into words exactly how good this book is… downright chilling… I truly can't wait for her next one!! I have no doubt that this will be in my top reads of 2017! 5 MASSIVE stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I didn't want to put it down and by 80% I was knocking it back like tequila. I was so engrossed in it during my lunch break today that I was 15 minutes late going back to work … 5 big fat stars from me, I would give it so many more if I could and I will be shouting its praise from the rooftops for a long time to come.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Gave me goosebumps, made my heart race and my blood run cold… it is pure genius… A very easy five stars from me, I'd give it more if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Wow! What a book!... So many twists, none of which I saw coming!... One of the best thrillers I have read!’ Renita D’Silva

 

'A thrilling read, this book has twists and turns galore and I devoured it in one sitting!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’


When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.


George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.


But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.


Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger … 


From the million-copy-bestselling author K.L. Slater this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.


What everyone is saying about Single:


‘I would liken reading 'Single' to being strapped into a car with a broken axle on the Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. You're gonna get tossed around until you don't know which way is up. Yet, in the end, you can't deny that it was one helluva ride. All superlatives aside, this book stands out in its cleverness and execution. K.L. Slater knocked it out of the park. 5+ stars.’  Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Another stunning novel from KL Slater. .Loved every twist and turn.  The only negative is what to read next as it won’t live up to KL Slater, fingers crossed her next novel won’t take long!’  Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow, I LOVED this book!!! 5 stars easy!! This is my first novel by K.L. Slater and most certainly will not be my last. …This is the kind of book you cannot put down or stop thinking about. I often had chills and felt like I experiencing this story as the main character. There is no way you will be able to guess the ending.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘WOW WOW WOW!!! What a fantastic book!! I couldn't put this one down. Just when i thought i knew what was going on , I changed my mind, and yet again. Twists twists and more twists. i love this author but this book blew me away best yet from her!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Well a great big enormous WOW this was such a brilliant read, totally compulsive and everything you want in a psychological thriller !! ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This book kept me awake until the early hours, promising myself time and again that I would only read one more chapter until I was too far into the story to stop. All in all it's a really great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘K L Slater is a master of the psychological thriller genre and Single is yet another example of this. I read this book in just a few hours, not ready to put it down and determined to work out how it would end. Every scenario I came up with was wrong, and to me that is a sign of a great story. This one was so twisty and believable - fantastic. If you have not read anything by Slater before what are you waiting for? Seriously, you will not regret it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Best book of 2018!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was totally blown away’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Couldn't turn the pages quick enough’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Omg!... my heart was pounding’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘All the stars! Every single one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
 

The first thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead…

 

Teacher Pippa wants a second chance. Recently divorced and unhappy at work, she uproots her life and moves to the countryside, determined to make a fresh start. But Pippa soon realises: your troubles are never far behind.

 

When Pippa meets blue-eyed Ryan Marks, he is funny and charming. He is haunted by his past – but insists he is a changed man.  

 

He might just be the answer to all of her problems. And Pippa can tell the truth from lies. She’d know if she were in danger. Wouldn’t she?

 

From Amazon chart bestseller S.E. Lynes, The Proposal is a page-turning and utterly gripping thriller about the lengths we will go to for someone we love. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.

 

What readers are saying about The Proposal:

‘A chilling psychological book that kept me saying “what”, “oh man, I didn’t see that coming.” Exceptional.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Shocking, thought-provoking and downright chilling… it made me turn the lights on and check behind the door on more than one occasion… I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Will have you thinking twice before opening your home to anyone at night… I wanted to hide under the covers like I did when I was a child with a flashlight… powerful and compelling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book. Seriously…  I will be thinking about it for a long time. I laughed, I cried, and tensed up to a ball of “what the fuck is going on… I need to know NOW.” Unique. Chilling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant!!!!!... I read this SO fast!!! A great read. You will not want to put this one down. HIGHLY recommend!!! Suspense, drama this book has it all!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I am shocked, dumbstruck, gobsmacked, speechless and trying desperately to find the right words to give this book the justice it deserves… wow! I loved it! It is unlike anything else I have read before… If you only buy one psychological thriller this year then make sure this is the one, you won't be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A deeply twisted story… I couldn't stop reading this book!... The story was so addictive, I read 70% in one sitting, and even now I just want to reread it… a psychological thriller that's dark and twisty and addictive.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘IMMENSE!!… When you read as much as a lot of us do, it is refreshing to come across a book that just seems different in such a fabulous way, this one will stay with me for that reason, very addictive reading!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This truly is a page-turner and often a "flip back" and reread a page to make sure I really did just read that! The Proposal held my interest to the very end and it was a great ending.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Whoa!!! I stayed up till 6am reading this book! I needed to know the ending! This book was TWISTED. In the best and worst way… Jaw-dropping.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


You’d be lost without her…


She’s the shoulder you cry on when the father of your children disappears.

She’s the person you turn to when he comes back, begging for forgiveness.

She’s by your side when you discover his guilty secrets.

She helps rock your babies to sleep when they cry.

She’s your friend when you have no one else.

She’s the woman upstairs, whose feet you hear treading above as you drift off at night, thankful you aren’t alone.


But what if you’re about to lose everything because of her?


One of the most twisted, shocking, heart-stopping psychological thrillers you’ll ever read! Fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train, prepare to be kept up way past your bedtime as you race through this addictive page-turner.


Readers absolutely love The Woman Upstairs:


‘I absolutely loved it!... I was like superglue stuck to the pages racing through it as I could not get enough… A twist to end all twists that took my breath away... The tension built throughout, gave me many heart-pounding moments and I was on the edge of my seat.’ Once Upon A Time Book, 5 stars


‘Oh… my… goodness. What a rollercoaster of a read, just brilliant, full of twists and turns and I was gripped from the first page… Brilliant, addictive... A nail-biting and edge-of-your-seat ending.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


‘WOW!... This book has more twists than a corkscrew. You no sooner get through with one twist and BAM the next one comes.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘WOW! Still reeling from the moment I read the final chapter… A book I devoured easily in just over 24 hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow and wow again! A stonkingly good read… I raced through this, it’s that good!!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow!... This one was perfect! So twisty and gripping!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I could not put this book down! I wanted to keep reading it!... I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have been telling people they MUST read it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘WOW!!... Fabulous.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Sooooo good! I couldn’t put this book down and flipped pages late into the night until I finished... Must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Brilliant… Another thoroughly engrossing read from an author who is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I cannot think of a single thing that I did not love about this book… This is a compulsive and addictive read from the word go, and I simply devoured it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘What an amazing book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Absolutely brilliant… Very addictive… I so recommended this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘A fantastic thriller that I could not put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Will leave you spellbound!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I read this book in one day since I just couldn’t put it down! I have read a lot of mysteries but this one kept you guessing through the whole book and what I thought were the answers turned out to be wrong! You will definitely want to pick this one up!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘A perfect example of the perfect domestic thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘This is one of those books you can't wait to pick up again because you must find out what's going to happen next, I was totally engrossed.’ NetGalley Reviewer


‘Picture perfect… My Kindle might have a dent from my "page turning" so fast. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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