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The Women: A gripping psychological thriller

Auteur(s): S.E. Lynes
Narrateur(s): Tamsin Kennard
Durée: 11 h et 13 min
4 out of 5 stars (28 évaluations)

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Description

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)

©2019 S.E. Lynes (P)2019 Bookouture

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OMG SOOOOOO NOT!!!!!!!!! a "gripping thriller"

This book had such a fraudulent description ("gripping psychological thriller") that I am canceling my Audible membership over it. I am sick to death of paying good money for terrible books with "gripping" descriptions and either fraudulent or skewed reviews to suck you into wasting your money.

The writing is fine, but the story is so far from gripping, it is an atrocity. Watching paint dry would be more gripping than this head shaker of a thoroughly common, so predictable plot.

It appears to be written by a teenager from a very immature point of view, because only a teenager would have so little life-experience to think that such a common and pervasive 'plot' is shocking or suspenseful.

Young, female university student (ie., barely over 18 or 19) is seduced by her older male professor, he tells her he's "never felt this way before" and "she's the ONE", and she falls head over heels for the worldly, wise, handsome man., Then, to discover after he "has" her, and here's the huge, shocking twist.... he's been bedding young, even teenage students for decades, and she's just one of many!!! WOW!!! What a shocker!!!!! NEVER saw that coming! SERIOUSLY?????!!!!!!!! How naive is the author?????????!!!!! Are we supposed to pretend that this is not the most common, predictable behaviour from a middle-aged man?!!

Chapter after chapter is shockingly long and drawn out, with the sheltered, naive young woman acting so shocked to discover every predictable clue along the very well worn path. I forced myself to finish it only because I kept telling myself it can't be that a book was published with this being the plot. I kept waiting for what must be a "real" plot to emerge. But no, this "gripping psychological thriller" really is just about a naive adolescent falling for her older professor and discovering he's been bedding all of his students only after she's all-in on the relationship.

The main character acts like his behaviour is so rare, so shocking, such a 'twist' that he turns out to be a cad, when anybody over 25 knows that middle-aged male professors seducing young female students is as common as growing grass. We're supposed to be shocked and in suspense over his increasing lack of interest, and the big, BIG--are you ready for it--SHOCKING MOMENT OF ALL... she discovers he DYES his hair!!! And OH. MY. GOD!!!! He's not 40, he's FIFTY!!! Oh, I did not see that shocker coming at all! (SUPER sarcasm here.) Is this book for real????!!!!

This "novel" is so freakin' ridiculously boring and predictable, the fact that they have the gall to title it "a gripping psychological thriller" is disgraceful. There is nothing "gripping" about a middle-aged professor seducing his students, It's common, predictable, and BORING. To call it "gripping" is such a farce, they should be given a huge fine for doing so.

There is NOTHING whatsoever gripping or suspenseful about this long, drawn out snoozer of nothing. The ending is so immature, I wondered if it wasn't written by an 18-yr-old who truly believes in her (usually married) old geezer of a boyfriend so much, that she chants to herself, "He LOVES ME! He really, really LOVES ME!!" If the information we learn about the professor in the last chapters is supposed to surprise us, I only have this to say: women have been there, men have done that, kazillions of times since the beginning of mankind. It's like trying to be shocked that men are interested in sex. Any female over 12 has that figured out long before this protagonist did.

The only emotion this book stirred in me, was rage over how fraudulent the description is, and my anger over it is prompting me to cancel my membership. It took forever to find a book to spend a credit on, and after being conned into using it on this bouquet of grass, I'm done being conned.

The only way you should waste time or money on this book is if you want to nominate it for "Worst Con" in the Worst Book Awards. The only shock here is that this drivel ever got published.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • JJM
  • 2019-06-19

Awesome!!!

What a great book. Don't miss this one. The narrator was amazing, the way she delivered the lines and the other characters was superb. Can't say enough about this book.

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  • Rebekah Tucker
  • 2019-07-02

Maybe it gets better?

I've gotten about halfway through and decided to return this book; I don't know - maybe it gets better, but the pace is extraordinarily slow and so far anything that HAS happened is pretty predictable. I just couldn't keep slogging on with it.

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  • karen ainsworth
  • 2019-06-25

The main character was so unlikable

I don't know if I've ever disliked the main character in a book so much before! To me it was an insult to women who really are treated badly in their marriage! She made terrible choices and felt sorry for herself! And don't get me started on how the author makes 40 and 50 seem like you have one foot in the grave! You would have thought Sam married a 90 year old! SMH!! I had to google the author to see her age and was surprised she wasn't a 20 year old! I really cannot understand the high reviews for this book!

7 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Tawny Hurst
  • 2019-06-21

Little Far Fetched, But Kept my Attention

Narration was good and definitely gives insight into abusive relationships and the perpetrator’s ability to manipulate & “ease into” abusive patterns. Toward the end it felt a little scattered and far fetched, but overall I enjoyed it.

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  • Kelly
  • 2019-05-22

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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  • Allie
  • 2019-06-16

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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  • Dr. Sara McCoy
  • 2019-07-09

BORING AS HELL!

Ok, I usually don’t give really bad ratings, but this book was a total waste of time. It’s not a psychological thriller at all. The main character is dumb as hell and gets knocked up by a cheating, ecstasy taking, narcissistic older man (professor). It’s all about his screwed up cheating ways and manipulative tactics preying on young girls/women. No climax. No build up. The book could have been a lot shorter. This has to be the worst audible book and waste of my time. Save your money! Save your time! Save your frustration!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Megan J Quigley
  • 2019-07-08

Too predictable

Spoiler Alert!!!!
Not a horrible listen & I kept listening thinking / hoping there would be a twist at the end but alas no... it was just too predictable for me so fell flat :(

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Jenn
  • 2019-06-15

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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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Carla
  • 2019-06-21

kept waiting for the OMG

it just never went anywhere. it had a basic storyline with possibilities that never go anywhere. the only great part in this book I heard in the preview.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • M. Ryder
  • 2019-08-04

Surprisingly Good!

This was my first book by the author. I enjoyed hearing the sample, so I purchased it right away. The story kept me hooked, staying up all night to finish it, and to see how it ended. No real surprises, but still worth the listen.

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