The Women by SE Lynes – 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.

My thoughts:

Wow – this book is totally gripping! As someone who loves a psychological thriller, I couldn’t ask for more. I love SE Lynes’s writing, not a word is wasted and The Women was an absolute pleasure to read.

Main character, Samantha, is a young woman many people will be able to identify with to some degree as it is, after all, an exploration of the human condition and what it’s like to be a woman. I’m sure many readers would have been a Samantha at some point in their lives. And the action? It’s tense! When Samantha receives the notes (no spoilers) that culminate in an, ‘oh my goodness’ moment – I found myself gripping my Kindle, feeling Samantha’s pain.

The Rome scenes were brilliantly researched and I felt as though I was there with the characters, enjoying Rome while experiencing Samantha’s frustrations.

This is a fantastically well-written psychological thriller, that will leave the reader thinking about its themes and the ending for long after. A must read!

At time of reviewing, it was only 99p! Even more of a bonus.

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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3 Responses to The Women by SE Lynes – review.

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  2. Rashmiroxx says:

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