Today I am so thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour for You Are Mine by Miranda Rijks. Ebook and paperback are due for release on the 1st of December published by Inkubator Books.
You Are Mine by Miranda Rijks
Release Date: 1st of December
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 270 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Rupert has spent years searching for his perfect wife. Now he’s found her.
Her name is Charlotte Aldridge and she’s wonderful. A talented artist, modest and beautiful, she’s everything he ever dreamed of. Her hair, her eyes, her mouth – every little detail is perfect.
Rupert is confident that when they meet, she’ll fall in love with him just as he has with her. After all, he’s a wealthy British aristocrat. And he’s handsome – the relentless gym workouts and extensive plastic surgery have seen to that.
But what if Charlotte can’t see that they fit perfectly, that they’re meant for each other? Well, Rupert can be very persuasive. His father taught him certain methods which are extremely effective. Methods that can turn the most determined, ‘I don’t’ into a meek and submissive, ‘I do’….
Wow this is one twisted read and is the stuff that nightmares are made of! From the creepy cover (which is perfect by the way!) to the title, to what the story is about, this book ticked all the boxes for me in what I love in a story in this genre and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it. When I did, there was no stopping me and I devoured it in one sitting! Miranda had me hooked straight away. I was glued to the pages and on multiple occasions was holding my breath, biting my nails and breaking out in a sweat as the story progressed.
Miranda has crafted a plot that opens with a chilling first chapter that sets the tone of the book perfectly. Although it is a story that you may have read before, I really enjoyed how Miranda mixed it up by having the male character as the psychopath as opposed to it always being the female as the crazy one in these situations. It really did make for a refreshing change and made the story all the more enjoyable for me. There is also a great twist with a surprising revelation that I really didn’t see coming, which made it even more thrilling.
Told from the perspective of main characters Charlotte (Charlie) and Rupert as well as secondary character Jodie in the present, the reader is also taken back to the past told from the perspective of Simone and her story, which is told over three consecutive years in the 90’s. I really enjoy when an author takes you to the past, as it gives great insight into a characters backstory. In this case it focuses on Rupert as a teenager and how his relationship with his father and Simone made him go from unstable to off the charts crazy!
All the characters are very believable and well developed, but the standout is definitely Rupert. The portrayal of him is flawless. He is one creepy man but he could not have been written more perfectly as the deluded psychotic man that he is. After experiencing a rough childhood and having a bad relationship with his father and what he put Rupert through, I really wanted to feel sympathy for him but I just couldn’t get there with him. When I was reading the book, it was always in the back of my mind how Miranda was able to seperate and switch herself off from him when she wasn’t writing the story. He definitely got under my skin so I can’t even imagine how he affected Miranda during the process of writing this book.
Miranda is a new author to me and one I am glad is now on my radar. I throughly enjoyed her style and how quickly she was able to grab my attention through engaging and fluid writing as well as keeping the story moving at a fast pace. I was really impressed with the whole story in its execution, it’s characters (although I do wish it had of ended up better for one of them) and it’s outcome with how it was all wrapped up. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review You Are Mine which I highly recommend.
Let’s Get to Know Miranda Rijks
Miranda Rijks is a writer of psychological thrillers and suspense novels, and YOU ARE MINE will be her sixth novel published with Inkubator Books. She has an eclectic background ranging from law to running a garden centre. She’s been writing all of her life and has a Masters in writing.
A couple of years ago she decided to ditch the business plans and press releases and now she’s living the dream, writing suspense novels full time. She lives in Sussex, England with her Dutch husband, musician daughter and black Labrador.
Miranda loves connecting with her readers, so you can reach out to her via her website and by following her on these social media accounts
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Thank-you to Emma from damppebbles blog tours for the spot on the You Are Mine blog tour and for the copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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