Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Second Wife by Miranda Rijks - Book Tour & Review

Book Blurb


She married the man she loved. Then she met his family.

Tamsin has recently married renowned composer Robin Featherstone. Robin is much older, but Tamsin doesn’t care - she’s in love.

And she knows Robin loves her too, even if he is very close to another young woman – his assistant, Mia.

But Robin’s ex-wife and grown children aren’t happy – they’re sure Tamsin is a gold-digger and Mia is an opportunist.

Then, when Robin dies suddenly, the family’s worst fears are realised - Tamsin stands to inherit everything. But when the will is read, its contents are beyond shocking.

As Mia and Tamsin are pitted against each other, only one thing is clear. The family will go to any lengths to stop either of them inheriting even a part of Robin’s estate.

Isolated in the family mansion, fearing for their lives and distrustful of each other, Tamsin and Mia are determined to stand their ground. But then a dark family secret is revealed which may engulf them all…

The Second Wife – the stunning psychological thriller from the author of The Visitors, The Arrangement, The New Neighbour.


Buy Links
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Amazon US

My Review
The Second Wife is a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. It's a taut, tense thriller that will suck you right in and keep you flipping pages, eager to uncover the truth as quickly as possible. 
Tamsin is a young woman who has just married the man of her dreams. Sure, Robin is a bit older than her, but she doesn't care. He's a well-known (and well-respected) musician, and Tamsin wants for nothing. But there's one pesky thorn in her side -- Mia. Mia is the house cleaner, but she's also a violinist, so she and Robin bond over music. Tamsin is jealous and decides to fire her. 
But being let go ends up working out well for Mia...until it doesn't.
Robin suddenly dies, and when his will is read, everyone is shocked, including Robin's ex-wife and children. But how far will they go to get what they feel is rightfully theirs? What secrets are Robin's family hiding? And can the truth really set them all free?
I really enjoyed this story. It was easy to get lost within the pages trying to figure out just who had the motive to do the bad things happening in the book. There were quite a few suspects, but in the end, I was both surprised and also not really surprised by how it played out. 
I wasn't keen on Tamsin at first, but she grew on me as the book progressed. Mia was also a likeable character, even with her past. Robin's ex and kids were all kind of awful, but that's to be expected. 
The plot is exciting. The mystery is engaging. And the overall story feels very real. You just know there are families out there who would probably kill for money/what they feel is rightfully theirs if a will didn't contain what they expected it to. 
If you're a fan of the genre, definitely check out The Second Wife.
4.5 stars!

Author Bio
Miranda Rijks is a writer of psychological thrillers and suspense novels. 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 is the author of psychological thrillers. This will be her fourteenth novel published with Inkubator Books.

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