Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing The Influencer by Miranda Rijks. This is released on the 25th of April, published by Inkubator Books.
She is worshiped by millions. But she has a secret…
Adored by her legions of followers, social media megastar Skye is an inspiration. Once homeless, she is now fantastically wealthy, enormously powerful. A ‘like’ from Skye can literally change your life.
So when she suggests partnering with Nathan’s charity for the homeless, he thinks it’s a match made in heaven. With Skye’s backing, who knows what he can achieve? And no-one is more excited than Nathan’s teenage daughters, both massive fans of the star.
But it soon becomes clear that Skye’s influence comes at a price. Yes, funds are pouring into Nathan’s charity, but she is a smothering presence, seemingly determined to insert herself into every nook and cranny of his family life.
Nathan’s daughters are thrilled to have so much up close and personal contact with a superstar. But he worries about Skye’s growing influence on them… And is it just a coincidence that ever since she’s been around, his personal life is disintegrating?
As things spiral out of control, Nathan begins to wonder what Skye really wants from him and his daughters. The answer is more terrifying than he could ever imagine…
The Influencer – the stunning psychological thriller from Miranda Rijks, author of The Visitors, The Arrangement, Roses are Red.
If you are looking for your next twisted read then look no further. The Influencer by Miranda Rijks gives you one that’s for sure!
I never really have got on board with the whole influencer craze, which I feel is just a platform for a lot of ex reality TV personalities to try and stay relevant. I am sure there are some credible ones and Miranda Rijks does show that the intent is there in this tale, its just its mouthpiece that has a few screws loose, which really does make for a thrilling read!
I am such a big fan of Miranda Rijks work. I especially love how she weaves her stories in a way that have you hanging off her every word, which is most certainly the case with The Influencer. She has crafted a inside look into this crazy world and it did open my eyes into how easily someone can be “influenced” by people they look up to and admire. Although there is so much more to this story, it is a fascinating look into social media and its smokes and mirrors.
I found Skye to be such an interesting character but there was always a feeling of unease around her which intensified the more I got into the book. A master manipulator, she definitely brings the story to life. I particularly enjoyed the flashback chapters where we get an inside look into her past and how that has shaped her in the present.
The Influencer is a quick and entertaining read, that once you start, you won’t be able to tear yourself away from. Expertly plotted and perfectly written, Miranda Rijks has delivered another addictive and enjoyable read. Oh and that twist! I take my hat off to you Miranda! Just brillant!
Thank you to Miranda Rijks, Inkubator Books and Booksprout for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Influencer, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Influencer Blog Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Influencer.
Let’s Get to Know 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 The Arrangement, Roses are Red and many other psychological thrillers. THE INFLUENCER will be her eleventh novel published with Inkubator Books.
Blog Tour Organiser
Thank you to Emma Welton from damppebbles blog tours for my spot on The Influencer blog tour and for the promotional materials.