Published by Inkubator Books on January 1st 1970
Rupert has spent years searching for his perfect wife. Now he’s found her.
Her name is Charlotte Aldridge and she’s wonderful. A talented artist, modest and beautiful, she’s everything he ever dreamed of. Her hair, her eyes, her mouth - every little detail is perfect.
Rupert is confident that when they meet, she’ll fall in love with him just as he has with her. After all, he’s a wealthy British aristocrat. And he’s handsome – the relentless gym workouts and extensive plastic surgery have seen to that.
But what if Charlotte can’t see that they’re a perfect fit, that they’re meant for each other? Well, Rupert can be very persuasive. His father taught him certain methods which are extremely effective. Methods that can turn the most determined, ‘I don’t’ into a meek and submissive, ‘I do’....
A chilling, up-all-night psychological thriller, You Are Mine is perfect for fans of Mark Edwards and K. L. Slater
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for You Are Mine! I absolutely loved Deserve to Die so when I had the opportunity to join the tour for this one, I jumped on it. The blurb implied a lot of creep factor was to come and the book delivered!
The synopsis is all you need to know going in so I’ll jump right into it. The pacing of this book is very fast. I read it in three sittings but if it wasn’t such a hectic week (Thanksgiving here in the U.S.) I would’ve read it in one. I was either reading the action or on the edge of my seat in anticipation of it, knowing something big was just around the corner. In fact, I think that’s what I loved most about this book. A lot of books have one or two build-ups that keep the pages turning but You are Mine had many.
Miranda Rijks did an amazing job of combining two tricky elements — dual timelines and present tense story telling. We hear the story from the points of view of Charlotte, Simone (Rupert’s live-in teacher during his adolescence), Jodi (Charlotte’s sister), and Rupert himself.
And speaking of Rupert… He is the most unlikeable, deranged, delusional, and unhinged character I have met in a long time. Thank you, Miranda Rijks, for brining him to life! Not since B.A. Paris’s Behind Closed Doors have a had such a visceral reaction to a character. As for Charlotte, I liked her well enough. I don’t think I connected to her fully as she was a bit daft at times but hey, you can’t fall in love with them all, right? I definitely identified more with Jodi’s character. Ms. Rijks also stood out in creating a dead character that is as well-drawn as any living in Oswald, Rupert’s father. And though she played a bit part, I loved Mrs. Cherry as well.
Thanks so much to Damppebles Blog Tours for the invite! I really enjoyed and can highly recommend this book. It has solidified my love for Miranda Rijks’s writing and I’m already looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us next.
BONUS: This book is free right nor on Kindle Unlimited.