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The Assistant by Amanda Reynolds {Blog tour review}

Hello and welcome to my blog today for my spot on the blog tour for The Assistant by Amanda Reynolds. Thank you to Rachels Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this ARC to read and review.

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I know many things about Larissa.

I know what she eats, which must-have brands she applies to her face, and the price of each carefully selected โ€˜pieceโ€™ in her multi-million-pound home in Belgravia.

Because Ris, as she is known to her many followers, likes to share.

And now Iโ€™m here, in her home, watching her every move.

Entrusted with her secrets and running her diary from the bijou basement flat, Iโ€™m on hand to fulfil Risโ€™ every need. Her right-hand woman.

But what she doesnโ€™t know is why Iโ€™m really here.

Iโ€™ve put a lot on the line to get this job, and now my plan can begin.

Iโ€™ve waited long enough.

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Well this was a surprise book. When I started reading I wasn't sure about it because it began very slowly. We meet Gail and she spends a lot of the first half of the book building up a story very slowly, a lot of side comments and description that I didn't find entirely necessary. I was worried the book wasn't going to be for me. However the last half of the book really began to speed up and become more intriguing. The introduction of the diary extracts of the 'other woman' brought in a new element and the conversations between the journalist completing the interviews and her partner brought a refreshing side to the conversation.

It really began to ramp up and there were some twists in there that I really did not see coming!! It was very cleverly told, and despite the slow start I did feel myself sucked into the drama.

I stilll can't decide if I like Gail or not, she was a very strange character and I feel the author wanted you to be perplexed by her. I did not find her particularly likeable but I did find her very intriguing and found myself shouting in my head 'just get to the point Gail!' which I do think was deliberate on the authors part. It made me want to keep reading till I got the end and I am glad I did!

All in all this was an intriguing, clever, twisty, dark and physiological read. It had a great couple of twists that were unexpected and kept me guessing till the end. Then threw another one in! All in all a very clever story.

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Amanda Reynolds is the bestselling psychological suspense author whose debut novel, Close To Me, was adapted as a major six-part TV series for Channel 4 in 2021. Previously published by Headline, her books have been translated into multiple languages. Amanda lives near Cheltenham.

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