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The Women: A gripping psychological thriller

Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 1 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.

Reviewers love The Women!

"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 book." (Once Upon a Time Book Reviews, 5 stars)

"I wait patiently for every single release by this writer, the anticipation makes me tingle and every single time I'm on tenterhooks as I open up the first page. And every single time S.E. Lynes has blown me away!... I've said it before and 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 for this genre of book." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars)

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  • ashley
  • Mckinney, TX, United States
  • 05-22-19

Wow..

It's that one in every so many books that you say now this is writing! The difference is glaring. I've read all of Ms. Lynes books, she is the real deal.

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If the “First Wives Club” all married the same man

Hm, this book was entertaining and had a few twists thrown in here and there to keep it interesting, but with more scrutiny, the events and timing were rushed and made it a little unrealistic. It’s about a college senior who falls in love with a professor at her university and they begin a whirlwind relationship, so there is a huge gap in their age. Typically, it starts off all romantic and the guy is seemingly perfect and gradually he turns into, or should I say, reveals himself to be an awful partner and person. The story snowballs from there as their lives unfold. I appreciate stories that are complete and we are provided with total resolution about how the characters are left at the end and this book did just that.

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Loved it!!

Great book! Loved how everything unfolded! Left me only wishing It wasn’t over or that I had another great psychological thriller to listen to.

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  • M.certified
  • 06-11-19

A let down

This book was confusing. The first 2 hours could have been summarised into 30 minutes. When it got going it was good but every so often it would slow to a crawl and just drag. It’s the kind of book you get completely tired of eventually, but you know you may as well just finish it.

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  • Jules
  • 06-03-19

Ok But Not Great

And certainly not “gripping”, as this book is described. It’s ok if you’re desperate, I’ve definitely listened to worse, but I wouldn’t bother.

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  • Carol
  • 06-04-19

Should have been warned by the title

Would not recommend. Feminism at its worst. Would have been better as a story of autumn and summer relationship instead of the rant against men that this turned into.

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