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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing The Second Wife by Miranda Rijks. This was released on the 15th of May, published by Inkubator Books.


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.

It is not always easy for a younger woman marrying a much older man without the stigma and judgement that they are only interested in their husbands money and not genuine love. Yes, in some cases this does happen, but in others, not. Where does it fall in this story with Tamsin? Well, you will just have to read this to find out…

This is a dark gripping page turner that had me immediately hooked. I am always astounded with tales like these how vicious people can get and what they are willing to do when a significant amount money is involved. This tale is a very good account of that.

There is a lot of tension in the air for this one and you do not know who you can trust. Rijks does a great job of steering you in one direction only to pull the rug out from under you leaving you completely bamboozled! I do love it when this happens and Rijks is one of the masters at doing this.

Rijks has delivered another fantastic read with The Second Wife that I just devoured. It was another sleepless night as I was compelled to keep reading to see how it would all unfold. Fast pace, perfectly written with some brilliant plot twists, this is definitely a must read.

Thank you to Miranda Rijks, Inkubator Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Second Wife, 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 Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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Follow the tour for these blogger’s thoughts on The Second Wife.


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 InkubatorBooks.




My thanks to Zoe from Zooloo’s Book Tours for my spot on The Tenant blog tour and for the promotional materials.


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