Review – The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne

puppet-masterDelighted today to be invited to be on the blog tour for The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne.  

About the book

Manipulated by fear and love…could you cut the strings and take back control?

Billie’s hiding from the world, believing it to be the only way to take control of her life as she lives in fear of the man who nearly destroyed her. But what she doesn’t realise that she’s exactly where he wants her; isolated and afraid. A chance meeting with budding journalist Adam sparks a relationship that could free her from the terror that controls her. But will Adam be able to see the real Billie buried under her terror and pain?

Adam knows exactly who Billie is and is determined to expose her and get justice for the lives she ruined. But first, he needs to convince her to open up to him but as unwanted attraction and feelings blossom between them, Adam is forced to realise that all is not as it seems. Most of their lives have been unknowingly governed by the desires and needs of someone who considers himself their master. He has influenced and shaped them for years, meticulously weaving a web of lies and control around them. Can Billie and Adam survive the betrayals in store and cut the strings that bind them?

One thing is for sure. The master wants his puppets back – and he’ll do anything to keep them.

So what did I think?

This was SUCH a great debut novel from a very talented author.  She weaves a tale which was VERY twisty and turny and extremely cleverly intertwined.  I found myself desperate to know what Billie had done and didn’t know whether to love her or hate her, trip her up or protect her.  And I had no idea whether Adam was genuine or not.  And Eric! Well, I don’t even want to speak about him!

I loved the way that the story was told from three different perspectives.  It was really well written and easy to follow.  This book had me questioning how I would behave if such a similar situation arrived and really got me thinking.

And the ending. Wow! I found myself getting really emotional.  I really invested time in these characters and really wanted to help them and hoped that they could find a way through the horrors they’d had to live. Well, everyone except for Eric!  And then the epilogue blew me away! It didn’t tie everything up in loose ends and if there is to be a book 2 I want to read it and I want to read it right now!

Information about the Book

Title: The Puppet Master

Author: Abigail Osborne

Genre: Adult Romance

Publisher: Self-Published

Format: Ebook and Paperback

Published: 30th August 2016

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14359092_10154459867608376_3753313406560535209_nAbout the Author

Abbie was born in the Lake District and has moved all around the UK since then until she met her husband at University. She lives with him and their two crazy cats in the West Midlands. She is a Needs Assessor for students with disabilities and has her own book reviewing blog called Many Books, Many Lives. Even though she did English Literature at University it wasn’t until she started reviewing books that she realised how much she loved to write. The Puppet Master is her first novel but it certainly won’t be her last.

You can follow her on @Abigail_Author or @MBequalsML.

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