I always jump at the chance to read Miranda Rijks books and The Influencer was every bit as good as I have come to expect from this author.
Social media influencer, Skye, rose to stardom after being plucked from the streets by lonely rich girl Tiffany who persuades her family to let her stay. Having tasted the highlife, Skye soon sets her sights on using her troubled past to provide financial security for her future.
The story flits between ‘then’ and ‘now’ and both are equally exciting and compelling – although the antics of the adult Skye were the most fascinating part for me. She appears to be a psychopathic narcissist and that makes her super engaging to read about! Nothing is out of bounds for this little lady – if she wants it she goes after it and up until meeting Nathan, she usually gets it.
Nathan appears to be an all round good guy. A handsome, young widow and the father of two daughters, he runs a homelessness charity – swoon right! Well, despite him having a new partner on his arm, Skye decides that Nathan is the guy for her and she goes all out to win him over. By fair means or foul.
There follows a fascinating insight into the influencer world, wrapped around a clever and intriguing psychological thriller that kept my attention throughout.
This is yet another fast paced and all consuming read from Miranda Rijks, packed full of twists and uncomfortable tension.
My thanks to @MirandaRijks and @inkubatorbooks for letting me be a part of this @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours for The Influencer by Miranda Rijks #TheInfluencer
Book Blurb: She is worshiped by millions. But she has a secret…
Adored by her legions of followers, social media megastar Skye is an inspiration. Once homeless, she is now fantastically wealthy, enormously powerful. A ‘like’ from Skye can literally change your life.
So when she suggests partnering with Nathan’s charity for the homeless, he thinks it’s a match made in heaven. With Skye’s backing, who knows what he can achieve? And no-one is more excited than Nathan’s teenage daughters, both massive fans of the star.
But it soon becomes clear that Skye’s influence comes at a price. Yes, funds are pouring into Nathan’s charity, but she is a smothering presence, seemingly determined to insert herself into every nook and cranny of his family life.
Nathan’s daughters are thrilled to have so much up close and personal contact with a superstar. But he worries about Skye’s growing influence on them… And is it just a coincidence that ever since she’s been around, his personal life is disintegrating?
As things spiral out of control, Nathan begins to wonder what Skye really wants from him and his daughters. The answer is more terrifying than he could ever imagine…