The Proposal, S. E. Lynes

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on 08/10/2018

I love a good thriller, especially the ones that keep you guessing. The Proposal by S.E Lynnes is absolutely one of those books.

Thank you to Bookouture for a free e-copy of this book via NetGalley. For complete transparency, there are affiliate links within this post.

As you were.


Title: The Proposal

Author: S. E. Lynes

Page count: 324

The first thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead.

And so The Proposal begins. The book is set out in a series of blog posts and diary entries written by author, and lead character, Pippa Gates. After an encounter with a door-to-door salesman who sells her his life story for £200. Intrigued yet?

Lynes keeps you on your toes throughout the book, leading you in different directions away from your assumptions. Just over half way through, the twist comes and, boy, is it a good’un! From there, the story descends into organised chaos (in a good way!) until the dark and foreshadowed ending.

This book is a masterpiece in suspense. As a murder/thriller junkie, I didn’t see the twist coming. I was delighted when my assumed twist was completely wrong! It shocked me, made me scroll back to an earlier chapter to find the clues, and then smile like an idiot when I realised I’d been played. Honestly, such a good twist!

The writing style is fantastic. There’s a clear difference between the diary entries and the blog posts. There’s a narrative being played out here. The overly happy, perfect life portrayed in the blog posts is beautifully contrasted by the dark, twisted reality portrayed in the diary.

Have you read The Proposal? What did you think? If not, does it sound like one for you?


  • annelottemaasland

    I love it when the storyline is made up in different styles, like blogposts and everything. I’ll definitely add this one to my goodreads!

    08/10/2018 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Tim Willow

    What a great starting line. It sounds like one I should add to my reading list.

    09/10/2018 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • Yanitza Ninett

    I’m adding this one on my reading list ??

    11/10/2018 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Joan Senio

    Sounds like a great book. Now that the temperatures are finally dropping here on the east coast of the US, I’m reading to transition into my Fall reading and away from my mindless beach novels. This one will be on my list. Thank you for sharing!
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    11/10/2018 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Abigale Godwin

    Just reading the first sentence sounds intriguing!

    Definitely adding to my list of books to read

    11/10/2018 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Jen Dollente

    I can’t wait to read this! It’s on my TBR! ?

    11/10/2018 at 7:03 pm Reply
  • whatrebeccasread

    Oh this sounds perfect! I’ve read a couple of books where the story is told through blog posts/letters/memos/newspaper articles etc and I aways seem to enjoy them. I’ll add this to my TBR list! ?

    11/10/2018 at 7:46 pm Reply
  • Chloe

    This books sounds really interesting. I’ve been looking for new books to read and I’ve been wanting to read a few more thrillers. I’ll be putting this on my to be read list straight away! Thank you ?

    11/10/2018 at 8:29 pm Reply
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