The Baby Shower
She doesn’t know I’m there, watching her in the mirror. She slides her hand under her blouse. And then I see something impossible. She isn’t pregnant. There is no baby…
She bursts into my life like a storm, and nothing is the same again. Perfect Lexie, with her lilting laugh and her beautiful face. One by one, I watch as my friends fall under her spell.
Only I seem to suspect anything. Only I see that her smiles don’t reach her cold, furious eyes. And when I’m accused of things I didn’t do, when my home is vandalized, I know she’s behind it. But she only lets her mask slip with me, and if I say something, I’ll look crazy.
So when her baby shower comes around I’m there too, sitting on a velvet sofa in a posh hotel room, surrounded by balloons. We share gifts, we pour small glasses of champagne, and Lexie beams, her bump just visible under her bright red shirt.
But that afternoon, I finally learn the unbelievable truth.
Lexie isn’t pregnant.
A stunningly twisty story of toxic female friendships, guilt and lies from S.E. Lynes, author of the no.1 bestseller The Housewarming. If you like Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, you’ll be glued to The Baby Shower.
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