Blog Tour Review: The Assistant, Amanda Reynolds

Title: The Assistant
Author: Amanda Reynolds
Published: April 5th, 2023
Publisher: Boldwood Books

About the Book

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 ‘piece’ in her multi-million-pound home in Belgravia.

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

And now I’m here, in her home, watching her every move.

Entrusted with her secrets and running her diary from the bijou basement flat, I’m on hand to fulfil Ris’ every need. Her right-hand woman. But what she doesn’t know is why I’m really here.

I’ve put a lot on the line to get this job, and now my plan can begin.

I’ve waited long enough.

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About the Author

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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My Thoughts

Ris is a social media influencer in need of an assistant. Gail will stop at nothing to become her assistant. Ris is hiding something, and Gail wants to expose it, but she needs to be crafty so she doesn’t get caught. Unfortunately, putting up with Ris’s attitude is a full-time job. She isn’t very nice, and her strict rules are baffling. But Gail is going to test them every step of the way.

What didn’t work for me: The pacing is a little shaky at times, as some of the storyline within the emails can be slow to get through and don’t necessarily move the plot forward.

What worked: Reynolds wrote Gail so well that I didn’t like her from the very start. She’s an unreliable narrator, and you distrust everything she says. I enjoyed how the story was broken up between email conversations and the interview with Gail. I liked how this one unfolded, and overall, this came together nicely.


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