Contemporary,  Detective, Mystery & Thriller,  Fiction,  Thriller,  Women's Fiction

The Housewarming – S.E. Lynes

What a fab thriller! S.E. Lynes’ The Housewarming is a book that will have you gripped to the pages while being consumed with all sorts of emotions – you cry with Ava and feel for her, and fear for little Abi. With Ava, you are grieving and searching for the truth, with Ava, you cannot let go until you’ve unravelled it all.

The Story

A child goes missing, a nightmare for the parents. Mother Ava blames herself, can barely continue her life but she had to, for her baby boy. Will he ever see his older sister? Will Ava and Matt ever come to know what happened to little Abi?

A year later, the Lovegoods are giving a housewarming party. Ava doesn’t want to go but Matt insists. The evening does her head in but not because of there party or the alcohol, no, there’s this comment she cannot get out of her head. This comment that might put a different light on what happened to Abi.

My Thoughts

We follow a tormented Ava who feels she’s going crazy but needs to know what happened to her lovely little girl. Absolutely gripping, once you open the book, your eyes will stay glued to the pages until the very last. Just so you are warned.

I had to read it in one session, even though it was late, the tension building, the characters who all seem to have something to hide, and of course, the dynamic between Ava and Matt, as parents we can all emphasise. Absolutely couldn’t let go until I had found out the truth.

Emotive, heartbreaking, tense, gripping, compelling and thought-provoking. Highly recommended.

Books by S.E. Lynes

The Pact
The Proposal
The Women
The Lies we Hide
Can You See Her?
The Housewarming

About the Author

Former BBC Producer, S.E. Lynes is the Amazon top #20 best selling author of ‘intelligent and haunting’, ‘beautifully written’ psychological thrillers, as well as three children’s books in Italy.

After completing her MA, Lynes taught creative writing at Richmond Adult Community College for over ten years. She now combines writing, mentoring and lecturing.

She has also published three children’s books in Italy: IL LEOPARDO LAMPO, LA COCCODRILLA INGAMBA, and the bilingual LA SCIMMIA SPIRITOSA/THE FUNNY MONKEY, all available at

S.E. Lynes on social media:

Facebook: S E Lynes Author
Twitter: @SELynesAuthor
Instagram: @S E Lynes Author

Book Info

The Housewarming is available from Amazon

Paperback326 pages
 PublisherBookouture (21 Oct. 2020)
ISBN (paperback)9781800190832
ASIN (e-book)B08F273DPR

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