The Assistant – S.K. Tremayne


I have read S. K. Tremayne before and this one was the best.  An absolute belter.

The story is based in Camden Town, London and the central character, Jo, is a freelance journalist struggling for money and is lucky enough that her best friend, Tabitha, has a beautiful flat which Jo rents a room at a rock bottom price.  Tabitha is seldom there and the flat has all the high-tech gadgets, which turn on lights, heating and many more things.

Jo has a sad family background and her loneliness is extenuated by the cold, snowy London of mid-winter.  When the high-tech ‘assistants’ start to ‘mis-function’ the reader is introduced to Jo’s past, some of her friends and ex-husband.

At one stage I had no idea if Jo was imagining all the mis-functions, somebody was trying to scare her or even worse.  This is truly a book I could not put down.  It is original and brilliantly plotted with some weirdly interesting characters.

Thanks to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK and S. K. Tremayne for my ARC in return for my honest review.

An absolute exceptional read that I could not put down.  Highly recommended.






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