Vera Stupenea is a writer and influencer. She was born in Siberia (Russia) in 1973 and moved to the Netherlands in 1997.
'Watch out! Mike is back in your life. "Claudia looks at her Instagram post. What could it mean? Who is the woman who sent the message? And who does she mean by Mike? Michael van Kessels, a famous darter, who follows Claudia on Instagram again? As a thriller writer, Claudia finds it extremely interesting to find the answers to these questions and so she also investigates. She meets up with the woman. And she's also going to date Michael. The further she gets in her investigation, the more she realizes she has to fear for her own life. But quitting is not an option for Claudia.
Stupenea has a pleasant writing style and is a dab hand at code-switching between young adults and adults in her dialogues. Her novel is well structured, exciting, direct and romantic. Moord om de Hoek (‘Murder round the Corner’) features a number of erotic scenes which the author describes with a combination of honesty and tastefulness. Stupenea complements all this with a deft, fastidious pen and a plot that is full of surprises.
In conclusion, Moord om de Hoek (‘Murder round the Corner’) is an outstanding debut that is most definitely moreish!
By Hanneke Tinor-Centi, owner of HT-C Communicatie en Marketing, literary agent, book marketeer and reviewer.