#BookReview of The Second Wife by Miranda Rijks @MirandaRijks @InkubatorBooks #TheSecondWife #MirandaRijks #ZooloosBookDiary

Posted May 29, 2022 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

#BookReview of The Second Wife by Miranda Rijks @MirandaRijks @InkubatorBooks  #TheSecondWife #MirandaRijks #ZooloosBookDiaryThe Second Wife by Miranda Rijks
Published by Inkubator Books on 15 May 2022
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

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.

Oh, my friggin days!! I mean I don’t know what to say, this book just made me question everything, everyone, even the words in front of me. Do I believe Mia or do I believe Tasmin? Who is telling the truth!!

I just couldn’t work out for the life of me who was telling the truth and that was fantastic! I was questioning the two narrators, I was questioning the children, I was questioning the housekeeper, I was questioning the families, EVERYONE! Have I said that enough yet?

I was hooked on this book. I was addicted to this book. I lost time when I read this because I just did not want to let go of this story. It was just fascinating to see everything unravel and just when you thought you got to the end, there was something else that would happen. And then I thought Oh no, this must be it, then something else happened. It just was brilliant. I was completely hooked. It is compelling. This is definitely going to be a top book for me at the end of the year.

I was just absorbed. I even overrun on my lunch break (shhh) because I was too busy reading this book. I couldn’t let go of the story of Robin, Amelia and Tamsin. I’ve not read anything by Miranda before, but she’s got so many books that I want to now go and read because if her writing is this like this Oh, God, I’m gonna love every single book she’s written, I just know it.

I don’t know what else I can say it’s just definitely a book you need to read. I was so tied up in knots trying to figure out what was going on. It was just great. So many red herrings, too many little throwaway sentences that just make you think. You can’t trust who anyone says they are and I love that. I love that a book makes me question everything about what I think I might know. It was intense. It was as I say compelling. I was constantly wanting to get back to this book. I was thinking about it, which is such a cliche thing to say. But when I wasn’t reading it. I was trying to figure out what was going on. In the end, gave up even trying to guess because I wanted to enjoy the ride. Hands down definitely one of my favourite books this year. Just go read it!

Until next time xxx

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