The Second Wife by Miranda Rijks

5 Stars from me

I am always so excited to read Miranda Rijks novels and my expectations were set to HIGH!

The Second Wife did not disappoint, it had the customary set of slightly uncomfortable circumstances that soon become excruciating and then utterly exacerbated by a series of poor decisions – be ready to internally scream while you read!

The book flits between the POV of differing characters which add another layer of depth to the story and means that you start to feel an alliance with more than one of them. But which of them can you trust and are they all reliable narrators?

Some characters were thoroughly unlikable, but Mia and Tamsin in particular were fabulous characters to follow and I became fond of both of them in spite of their differences.

I raced through this book, constantly desperate to see what happened next and I am sure that any psychological thriller fans will absolutely love it!

My thanks to ZooloosBookTours, InkubatorBooks and Miranda Rijks for letting me be a part of this blog tour.


Blurb: She married the man she loved. Then she met his family.

Tamsin has recently married renowned composer Robin Featherstone. Robin is much older, but Tamsin doesn’t care – she’s in love.

And she knows Robin loves her too, even if he is very close to another young woman – his assistant, Mia.

But Robin’s ex-wife and grown children aren’t happy – they’re sure Tamsin is a gold-digger and Mia is an opportunist.

Then, when Robin dies suddenly, the family’s worst fears are realised – Tamsin stands to inherit everything. But when the will is read, its contents are beyond shocking.

As Mia and Tamsin are pitted against each other, only one thing is clear. The family will go to any lengths to stop either of them inheriting even a part of Robin’s estate.

Isolated in the family mansion, fearing for their lives and distrustful of each other, Tamsin and Mia are determined to stand their ground. But then a dark family secret is revealed which may engulf them all…


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