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The Ideal Victim by Clive McAlpin


A couple of newlyweds take their honeymoon on a secluded island, where things quickly start to take a dark turn. Subtle changes in Tiffany’s new husband start out as an annoyance and soon grow more worrisome as she begins to wonder who exactly she married.

In the beginning I thought it was a tad far fetched some of the things going on between the couple, as far as Tiffany not having a stronger reaction to start with. The way she was handling things had me wanting to scream at her a little, but I think that also might’ve been the point. After that, I was hooked and had to find out what would happen. Even while I was frustrated at times with the MC and there were heavy hints in the direction the story was going, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment. I loved the suspense, the setting, and the overall story. A great read I would recommend to thriller lovers!

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you to the author and to BookSirens.

Here's the blurb:

Tiff Baker is utterly taken with her new husband Dan’s choice of honeymoon destination: the beautiful, chilly retreat of Nightjar Island. The deer are tame, the oysters plentiful and the keepers of the island discreet.

But settling into what should be newlywed bliss, she is troubled by changes in Dan’s behaviour. And as the changes shift from subtle to alarming, she begins to question whether her surging dread is really only the product of over-active anxiety, or whether Dan has something in mind for her entirely different from the vision of a new life she thought they shared.

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