You Are Mine - Miranda Rijks

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Official Blurb:

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 fit perfectly, 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’....

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read a Miranda Rijks book for a few months, and I’d forgotten what an amazing writer she is. I’d been reading some just ok books recently and really needed this refreshing and gripping Psychological Thriller.
It reminded me a little of ‘Gates of Paradise’ by V.C. Andrews whereby a girl is kept captive in a stately home, and there is incest involved. It only reminded me of this book (one of my favourites), but ‘You Are Mine’ had its own completely unique and enthralling story.
We meet Charlotte, an artist with a sorrowful past. On the opening night of her exhibition, she meets Rupert. He offers her an inordinate sum of money for her to do his portrait. When she arrives at his stately home, things turn from bad to worse, and she finds herself captive in a dangerous man’s house.
The chapters are interspersed with tidbits from Rupert’s past, and these start to build up the character and the reasons he is as he is in the present day. Everything that happens in the past becomes relevant for the unfolding story. It is very well put together.
I did guess all the twists, but this didn’t stop me enjoying them unfolding and the characters discovering the truth.
This was a brilliantly written novel, and I read it in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. It had the perfect amount of apprehension and suspenseful moments. I didn’t know how Charlotte would be able to overcome everything that was happening to her, and this made for a gripping read. This is a stand-alone Psychological Thriller by Miranda Rijks, and I highly recommend it.

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You Are Mine
by Miranda Rijks
Date Started
12th November 2019
Date Finished
12th November 2019
Rating
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