BEAUTIFUL VICTIM by Claire C. Riley
Published; March 30th 2018, Indie Published
The perfect villain… or the perfect victim?
Growing up, Carrie was Ethan’s one true love, his fixation and his constant obsession. Friends to the bloody end, they were each other’s rocks whilst navigating through their dark and monstrous childhoods together. But then Carrie died and Ethan was almost destroyed by the secrets that were revealed in her wake.
It’s now fifteen years later and Carrie is back from the dead… and Ethan is forced to confront a truth he’s tried to deny himself for all these years.
With his obsession renewed, the situation rapidly spirals out of control as their story escalates towards a dark and startling conclusion. Because now Ethan has a singular focus; Keep the girl, no matter what the consequences!
The truth should set you free, but what happens when the truth is the one thing that can destroy you?
Can Ethan’s obsession for the girl he’s always loved ever really be more than that? Or is the idea of her the only thing left to fight for… because perhaps, the illusion of Carrie was the only thing he ever really had.
After reading RIDE OR DIE earlier this year in anticipation for RARELondon, I was keen beans to read more of Claire’s work. Even more so to learn that her next novel was something very different.
BEAUTIFUL VICTIM is an uncomfortable, yet enjoyable read. Ethan’s obsession with Carrie is the only thing keeping him going and when he learns that she is alive after believing she had died, Ethan is overcome with emotion. Getting into Ethan’s head is not easy and it’s not a place you want to be for too long. You may need a hug and a good cup of tea after this book!
A creepy and eery read that will have you watching who’s following you from now on!
Thank you so much to Claire Riley for my early copy for Beautiful Victim!
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