Release Blitz + Review: Beautiful Victim by Claire C. Riley

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.

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The must-read book of 2018’
New York Times Bestselling Author
A. Meredith Walters

‘Riley is AT HER FINEST in this darkly compelling book!’
Speculative Fiction Author
Eli Constant

I couldn’t put it down’
Goodreads Reviewer

I never saw the twist coming’
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**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

We were the imperfect ones. The ones that didn't fit in.

When I read the blurb I was really excited to get my hands on this book. I love dark suspenseful books, and I know that Claire does an incredible job in writing these type of stories. Right from the start I knew I would be in an unpredictable emotional rollercoaster, and I wasn't wrong about that. I was hooked and couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold. The book starts with Ethan following his daily routine and giving the reader a look into his thoughts. I didn't know if he was a good or bad guy. His actions and thoughts gave me mixed feelings, and had me guessing until the end. The author also did a great job in giving glimpses into Ethan's past and showing the reader how and why he turned out the way he did. 
I couldn't tell you why I fell in love with Carrie Brown. It could have been because she was beautiful and broken. Or it could have been that she knew I was weird but told me it was okay to be so.

I will not go into any details, because you'll enjoy this book the most if you go in blind. There were so many twists and turns, which resulted in me changing my thoughts about the characters several times. Who is the 'victim' and who is the 'villain'? I had no idea! The author wrote this book in a way that confuses the reader in a good wat. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and hooked until the end, to figure out what is going on. One moment I felt bad for Ethan and other times I thought he lost his mind. But one thing I know for sure and that is that both Ethan and Carrie are broken. They both go through things that no person should go through, and it broke my heart to read how it changed them. I also think the ending was fitting but it did leave me wanting more. Hopefully Claire will write more Psychological Thrillers!
Carrie was a victim, and her circumstance was life. And mine was thinking I could ever save her.


Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.
A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.
She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.
Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and three daughters where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

Contact Links:
Facebook (Claire C. Riley)
Facebook (Cee Cee Riley)

Author of:
Odium The Dead Saga Series
Odium Origins Series
Limerence (The Obsession Series)
Out of the Dark Series,
Twisted Magic,

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:
Thicker than Blood,
Beneath Blood & Bone,
& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And by Cee Cee Riley:
Ride or Die #1 A Devil’s Highwaymen MC novel
Ride or Die #2 A Devil’s Highwaymen MC novel

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