The Proposal by S. E. Lynes [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The Proposal

Author: S.E. Lynes

Publisher: Bookouture

Publish Date: September 21, 2018

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

The Proposal by S. E. Lynes


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?

The Proposal by S. E. Lynes


Pippa works as a teacher, but dreams of writing a best seller. That proves to be harder than she imagined, especially when she can’t even come up with a first draft for her new book. Enter Ryan, a down on his luck ex-con and door-to-door salesman. When he knocks on Pippa’s door, they have a connection, which leads to a story for her book.

Told from Pippa’s point of view using journal entries and blog posts. She is recently divorced and a little unhappy with her life. She is also impulsive, which sometimes results in questionable decisions on her part.

I was hooked from the opening line, “The first thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead.” With an opener like that, I just had to know what happened to Pippa. Clever, dark, and disturbing.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by S.E. Lynes:
  1. Valentina
  2. Mother
  3. The Pact
  4. The Proposal
  5. The Women
  6. The Lies We Hide
  7. Can You See Her?
  8. The Housewarming
  9. The One to Blame
  10. The Baby Shower
  11. The Ex
  12. The Summer Holiday

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