Friday, 24 May 2019

The Women by S.E. Lynes - Books On Tour Review

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.

About the author 

Amazon best selling author of 'intelligent and haunting' psychological thrillers VALENTINA, MOTHER, THE PACT and THE PROPOSAL. THE WOMEN out for pre-order NOW. 

S E Lynes is a writer, tutor and mentor. Formerly a BBC producer, she has lived in France, Spain, Scotland, Italy, and now lives in Greater London with her husband, three kids and her dog, Lola. 

After the birth of her third child, she completed an MA in creative writing from Kingston University. Her critically acclaimed debut, VALENTINA, was published by Blackbird Digital Books in July 2016. Her second novel, MOTHER was published by Bookouture in 2017, followed by THE PACT and THE PROPOSAL in 2018. In August 2018, VALENTINA was published in a new edition by Bookouture. 

Susie Lynes has also published two children's books in Italy: Il Leopardo Lampo and La Coccodrilla Ingamba, both available at

Find her on:

Facebook - S E Lynes Author
Twitter - @SELynesAuthor

My Review

After rushing into a relationship with Peter, Samantha discovers that some things really are too good to be true! In the beginning I found Samantha to be quite naive, gullible and easily led. However, throughout the book I enjoyed how her character changed and matured. 

Peter is a bit of an idiot to be honest. A womaniser who sweeps Samantha off her feet. He annoyed me all the way through, he is very stuck up and thinks he always knows best. I was questioning why Samantha chose to have a relationship with him, but he was a very manipulative character as well. 

There are chapters in the book from someone called Lottie. I was really interested to find out where she fitted into the story. I would have liked to have seen more chapters featuring her and her story, as I really enjoyed the way they were written. 

The Women is a dark and twisted read. S.E. Lynes sets the scene brilliantly, so I was drew in immediately. There are so many good things about this book and S.E Lynes has done a wonderful job of writing a story that kept me invested from the first page until the last. 


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