The Baby Shower By S.E. Lynes

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The Baby Shower: A totally unputdownable psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist By S.E. Lynes


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Book/Novel Title: The Baby Shower



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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.Everyone’s loving The Baby Shower:‘Sucker punched, lost for words, blown away, a blabbering, gibbering emotional wreck!… I didn’t want to put it down but I didn’t want it to end either. It kept me glued to the pages and it shattered my heart into tiny pieces… A masterpiece… you seriously DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!’ Chapter in My Life, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘OMG!!! JUST WOW!!!… I was completely gripped throughout this page-turning thriller… I absolutely loved the explosive ending which I was not at all expecting!!!… AN ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE MUST-READ.’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘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!!!!… You will be hooked, you will love every second of it. I raced through it in a day. Amazing.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Amazing… another 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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘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 day… I 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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I didn’t appreciate how the main character allowed her friend to treat her badly. There were a few times that I almost threw the book against the wall it made me so angry. The end was pretty anti climactic. It was ok, that’s the best I can give it.
Very entertaining, with good twists & intrigue. I caught myself feeling the frustration Jane felt in dealing with Lexie. I suspected who Lexie was early in the story but it didn’t affect how much I enjoyed the book. I’m definitely interested in reading more from S. E. Lynes
Very tedious. Lots of emotional narrative and not enough plot I found myself skimming pages just to bypass the long, boring immature emotions.
Thank you @netgalley and @bookouture for the gifted e-ARC.A close group of friends always happy until news comes that best friends Jane, who cannot have kids and Sophie, who becomes pregnant changes everything. A new friend Lexie joins the group who also becomes pregnant at the same time as Sophie, she’s glamorous, beautiful and so attentive to Sophie. Both pregnant and getting closer everyday Jane feels increasingly stressed about the growing friendship between Sophie and Lexie.A luxurious double baby shower is planned with champagne, afternoon tea and all things baby. Jane is the only one in the group that sees the eyes of the calculating toxic Lexie. Something is not right, there is evil in her eyes…then she sees it…there is no pregnancy.
This was my first book by this author and it kept me turning the pages from start to finish. It was well-written and I loved the tension between the female friends. I recommend this one to readers who enjoy dramatic thrillers with a dash of women’s fiction and endings that aren’t completely nightmarish!
This book never slowed down, never a dull moment, a real page turner, so many twists and turns I couldn’t put it down, before I finished it I had to google the writers other books to see what she had and downloaded a second one onto my Kindle before I finished this one! I think I’ve found my favorite new author!!!


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