Today I am honoured to be joining the blog tour for The Arrangement by Miranda Rijks. Thanks to Emma at https://damppebbles.com/damppebbles-blog-tours/ for organising this tour and to Miranda Rijks and Inkubator Books for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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How well do you know your daughter?
Grace is living through every mother’s worst nightmare. Her student daughter Abi went away on a dream vacation to South Africa – and was murdered.
Overwhelmed by grief, and fighting off old demons which have resurfaced, Grace tries to make sense of it – who would want to kill her beautiful girl?
But as she learns more about Abi’s life in the UK, she realises she didn’t know her own daughter very well. How did Abi acquire all those designer clothes? And what was she doing on those mysterious trips to London?
Grace desperately needs to find answers. But soon it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want her digging into Abi’s secret past. Someone who knows how to use Grace’s own weaknesses against her, sending her on a journey to the darkest hell…
Wow! This thriller was utterly addictive and completely absorbing and one more chapter very quickly turned into finishing the book as quickly as I could.
Most of the plot is told through the eyes of Grace, an unreliable narrator and mother of Abi who is stabbed to death on holiday in South Africa. Refusing to believe her daughter’s killing was random, Grace insists on delving into Abi’s life, but will she be satisfied or will what she finds make things worse?
Grace is distraught and has so many problems which makes her less believable to the outside world but Miranda Rijks really captures the heartbreak and utter ruin that live are left in after death – particularly if the victim was your child. I felt every minute of Grace’s anguish and frustration throughout the novel.
Short chapters make this a fast-paced thriller and the occasional extract form Abi’s blog add tension and keep the reader captivated.
This is a fabulous and tense thriller that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. Highly recommended.
Author Bio – Miranda Rijks
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 Roses Are Red and I Want You Gone. THE ARRANGEMENT will be her eighth novel published with Inkubator Books.
Published by Inkubator Books on 30th August 2020