Book Review – The Assistant by S. K. Tremayne @HarperFiction @HarperCollinsUK #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

Woah!! What a book!! The first thing I did after reading it is packed up my Alexa. No more virtual assistants for me ever. The book played on my fears brilliantly.

Jo shared Tabitha’s flat which was wired and in control by the Virtual Asistants called Electra. And they knew Jo’s dark secret. In Tabitha’s absence, the assistants spoke to her, revealed secrets and videos, sent nasty mails to friends. Basically they isolated Jo completely and drive her nearly to suicide.

My third book by author S. K. Tremayne, and I was blown away by the suspense in the words. I knew where the story was going, but I didn’t know the mastermind behind it. I loved seeing how every page took Jo to a downward spiral. That played on my fears too.

The stakes were raised with every chapter. The desperation in Jo could be seen when she found one support given by the words of a homeless man. I shivered at the thought of how lonely she had become. The virtual assistants had even ordered pills for her death…. Eeeekkksss….

The author’s writing made me screech at Jo, telling her to leave that place. Bur where was she to go? All her friends and family hated her. The book reached the zenith in helplessness when a ray of light was shown and Jo took it and fought back. Whew!! A fabulous read which completely horrified me.

I am deleting all ads which say Ask Alexa to read to you. No ways. Never. Nada. Zip. I’m done!! No more technology which does the job for me.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

She’s in your house. She controls your life. Now she’s going to destroy it.

A terrifying and timely new psychological thriller, from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Twins.

She watches you constantly.
Newly divorced Jo is delighted to move into her best friend’s spare room almost rent-free. The high-tech luxury Camden flat is managed by a meticulous Home Assistant, called Electra, that takes care of the heating, the lights – and sometimes Jo even turns to her for company.

She knows all your secrets.
Until, late one night, Electra says one sentence that rips Jo’s fragile world in two: ‘I know what you did.’ And Jo is horrified. Because in her past she did do something terrible. Something unforgivable.

Now she wants to destroy you.
Only two other people in the whole world know Jo’s secret. And they would never tell anyone. Would they? As a fierce winter brings London to a standstill, Jo begins to understand that the Assistant on the shelf doesn’t just want to control Jo; it wants to destroy her.

Publication Date: November 2019

Author: Shalini

My first love has always been BOOKS. My favourite gadgets are my phone, kindle, and lately, my laptop. I write reviews from my heart, hoping that each word strikes a chord in a reader. Books are more than my passion. Who am I? I am a #bookblogger, #reviewer, #betareader #editor #ghostwriter #bookpublicist #bookstagrammer #blogtourorganizer. Soon to be an #influencer

15 thoughts

  1. Haha! What a great review, Shalini. Alexa freaks me out, too. I had to shut her off of my kindle because she kept trying to take control. This sounds like an entertaining read. They should make it into a movie. 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful week! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. I tell Alexa to read my kindle book. She doesn’t recognize the book I am reading and reads some book from my list of books. I got so annoyed that I told her that she was damn stupid. Now I am scared she will take revenge so I packed her away

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