February 23, 2022

The Baby Shower

"She has done this without one shred of acknowledgment that she is the source of the trouble." ~ 24%

The new girl in the group bursts into their lives like a storm. She is beautiful and seemingly perfect. Everyone loves her, but Jane is suspicious. Something isn't right and new girl is trying to take her place as best friend to Sophie. She's even hosting a baby shower for Sophie's new bundle of joy (a best friend duty) and how cute—they're both pregnant! Fast forward to the actual baby shower and Jane learns the unbelievable truth: the bump is fake; there is no baby.

This is my first book read by author S.E. Lynes. Color me interested in reading another. If you read enough domestic thrillers or psychodramas, then this plot is run of the mill. Lynes' writing kept me turning the ePages though. If you are new to this genre, you may be wowed by the twists and ending.

For an avid thriller reader, The Baby Shower was good but oh-so-predictable. Every so-called twist could be seen from a mile away. But the story flowed and the characters were detailed. The friendships are toxic and the characters are deeply flawed. For this, I rate it 4 out of 5. It would make an excellent Lifetime movie. 

Happy Early Pub Day, S.E. Lynes! The Baby Shower will be available Tuesday, March 1.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Baby Shower
Author: S.E. Lynes
Published: March 2022
Pages: 339
Edition: Galley
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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