Beautiful Victim

Posted April 24, 2018 by Books & Alochol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Beautiful Victim
Claire Riley
March 29,2018

Beautiful Victim

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 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.


Holy hell! This book absolutely blew me away. From the first page I was sucked in and was not able to stop until the final word. I still shudder just thinking about this story weeks after I have finished. Riley pulls us deep into Ethans twisted mind and makes you question his sanity as well as your own. As crazy as Ethan is, he also a believable character. His thoughts flow seamlessly and effortlessly as he rationalizes his actions. Even though you know he is completely out of his mind, you cannot help agreeing with him. This is where the brilliance of Rileys writing shines. Everything by this author is written with intensity, but this story truly showcases her talent. I like things that are dark and twisted and intense, and this story delivers on all levels. I absolutely cannot recommend this book enough. By far one of my favorite reads of the year, if not ever! 5 stars and bottle of Obsess Vodka! Enjoy!

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