Deserve to Die - Miranda Rijks

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Official Blurb:

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 wonderful children, Dom and Stacey are living the dream. He runs a successful design agency, she is finding fame as an author of children’s books.
Everything is perfect. But then they meet the mesmerizing Tamara and their lives are changed forever.
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…

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t put this book down! I started it yesterday morning, and before I knew it, I’d read 25%. The rest of the day, I kept grabbing five minutes here there and everywhere to just devour a little bit more. I’m now exhausted having stayed up late to finish it when I knew I should put it down and finish it this morning, but I just needed to know!
It grips you right from the beginning where you are first meeting Tamara, and straight away, it is revealed that she is pure evil. The chapters alternate between Tamara and Stacey whose life is falling apart. She is on a very tight deadline, strange things are happening, and the world seems to be against her, even the one person she thought she could trust with her life, her husband!
The story unravels at a swift pace. The pieces of the jigsaw are drip-fed to the reader so that you are figuring it out along the way. To the outside world, Tamara seems like a normal and helpful woman, and I had to keep reminding myself of that first chapter, she is dangerous, and anything could happen.
Unfortunately, I did feel like the ending was a little bit of a letdown. It was hard to accept that Tamara had devised this entire elaborate scheme for the reason that was revealed. She killed and lied for this reason, and I just don’t think it was enough, I was expecting it to have been bigger. So it didn’t blow me away. Nothing is left unsaid, and you are given the entire story and a proper ending, but I just felt it lacked in innovativeness. It didn’t make me sorry for having devoured the book and being as invested in it as I was. It was still an excellent read I just wanted a little more from it.
I still came away from the book feeling exhilarated from the ride I had been on with the characters.

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Deserve to Die
by Miranda Rijks
Date Started
27th July 2019
Date Finished
28th July 2019
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