Dom and Stacey have the perfect life. Until they meet Tamara. Brilliant, beautiful, she hides a horrifying secret. One that may destroy them all.
Happily married with two beautiful children, Dom and Stacey have it all. He runs a successful design agency, she is finding fame as an author of children’s books.
Everything is perfect. Until they meet Tamara.
Because Tamara is a woman with a plan. She executes it step by step – patient, systematic, methodical.
And as her plan unfolds, Dom and Stacey find their lives slipping out of control. Taking them from heaven into the deepest, darkest hell…
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Deserve to Die by Miranda Rijks! When Emma at Dampebbles Blog Tours sent out the synopsis for this one, I was immediately drawn to it. Who can resist a good domestic thriller that includes a couple with the perfect marriage living the perfect suburban life with a “patient, systematic, methodical” femme fatale thrown into the mix? NOT this girl!
What did I love about this book? Ev. Er-Y. Thing. In terms of pacing, this is the fastest moving page-turner I’ve read in a long, long time. I read it in two sittings but I know many of you could easily read it in one. (Darn kids!) The reason for this is that Deserve to Die is written in a pretty unique way. Straight away we (think we) pretty much know the what and the who (or do we?) but not the why. I found myself compelled to get to the bottom of it. For better or worse, the author keeps us in suspense till very end. That’s all I can say about the plot without risking spoilers.
As for the characters, love them or loathe them, they all drew me in. Their various and sundry flaws made me despise them, root for them (with one exception), and want to slap them, sometimes simultaneously. And if you, like me, are a fan of very smart but very cold and ruthless villains, you’re in for a treat!
If you’re looking to end your summer with a compelling, page-turning, domestic suspense/thriller, I highly recommend Deserve to Die. This is the first book written by Miranda Rijks that I’ve read and I’m already looking forward to her next.
You can find Miranda Rijks on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on Amazon.
Many thanks to Damppebbles Blog Tours and Inkubator Books for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Emma @damppebbles says
Thanks so much for your great review x
Ann Marie says
Thanks so much for the tour invite. It was my pleasure!
Thank you so much for your awesome review! I’m over the moon that you enjoyed Deserve To Die and just wish I could grab those five glasses of wine right out of the screen!
Ann Marie says
You’re quite welcome. It was truly my pleasure! If you’re ever in NYC, reach out and I’ll see to it that you get 5 actual glasses. 😉