The Arrangement - Miranda Rijks

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Official Blurb:

Abi had a secret life. That’s why she had to die.
Grace is living through every mother’s worst nightmare. Her student daughter Abi went away on a dream vacation - and was murdered.
Overwhelmed by grief, and fighting off old demons which have resurfaced, Grace tries to make sense of it – who would want to kill her beautiful girl?
But as she learns more about Abi’s life in the UK, she realises she didn’t know her own daughter very well. How did Abi acquire all those designer clothes? And what was she doing on those mysterious trips to London?
Grace desperately needs to find answers. But soon it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want her digging into Abi’s secret past. Someone who knows how to use Grace’s own weaknesses against her, sending her on a journey to the darkest hell…

My Thoughts:

Miranda Rijks really knows how to write a Psychological Thriller. This book really plays with your mind as you have no clue how it is going to develop or what the outcome will be.
It is so perfectly written, and you can really feel Grace’s pain through the pages. You are there along with her as she slowly loses a grip on her life. I was really cringing a lot with some of the things she was doing and saying. Other times I wanted to give her a good slap because if she hadn’t have fallen into the bottle, maybe people would have taken her more seriously. However, the protagonist slowly losing her mind always makes a useful element in a PT.
I really liked the snippets we were getting from Abi’s blog, it really helps to fill in the missing pieces, and it is ensuring that you get the full story and not just what her mother is finding out. This book was fast-paced; I couldn’t put it down and was annoyed when I didn’t have the time to sit and devour it as I wanted. It really keeps you gripped wanting to know what happened to Abi.
I didn’t see the ending coming at all, and it had just the right amount of twists and turns needed so that your time invested in the books wasn’t wasted.
Another fantastic book by Miranda Rijks, I don’t think she’s let me down yet! A definite five stars!

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The Arrangement
by Miranda Rijks
Date Started
23rd August 2020
Date Finished
24th August 2020
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