Happy Tuesday book lovers!
Thrilled to be on the blog tour and share with you today my review for this wild ride of a book! Thank you so much to Kim for my invitation and to S. E. Lynes for her crazy words🤯
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.
Brilliant! Madness! Magnificent!
This book was a complete mind F***and I loved it! And if you love crazy you will love it too! It’s the kind of book that you read the ending of twice, because your just looking like 🤯 what the actual f??? I generally do not curse in my reviews, but this book…. there are no words!
From the moment that Pippa opened the door to Ryan I was on the crazy train with these two! Neither of these characters were likable, neither of these characters were relatable, but wow were they addicting! I had no idea what these characters were going to do next or what direction this book was going to take…. it was like walking through a hall of mirrors, because nothing was ever quite as it seemed….Pippa was the perfect unreliable narrator, because she was even lying to herself most of the time…. or maybe she wasn’t lying, maybe she was really that out of touch with reality….
Even the structure of this book added to the overall madness of the puzzle to the book…. with blog posts and journal entries and audio recordings it was as disjointed and disconcerting as everything else about the book…. but for me this was part of the brilliance of this book…. seriously at times I felt as mad as these characters were!
I’ve been purposefully vague about the plot anything you need to know is in the blurb… all you need to know is this is a crazy rollercoaster of a book… it will twist, it will turn, it will flip you upside down, it will leave you feeling a little dizzy, a little uncomfortable, but most of all it will leave you exhilarated, and leave you wanting more!
Absolutely recommend to fans of a dark psychological thriller with characters that are a few stops south of Cray Cray!
*** A huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy ***
About the author:
After graduating from Leeds University, S E Lynes lived in London before moving to Aberdeen to be with her husband. In Aberdeen, she worked as a producer at BBC Radio Scotland before moving with her husband and two young children to Rome. There, she began to write while her children attended nursery. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. She now combines writing with lecturing at Richmond Adult Community College and bringing up her three children. She lives in Teddington.