The Puppet Master
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 is 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.
Reviews of 'The Puppet Master'
'The Puppet Master had me gripped from start to finish I devoured it in one afternoon, it is totally disturbing and unputdownable' Chelle's Book Reviews (Full review here)
THIS book should be the absolute definition of psychological thriller!!!...I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with so many out-loud ‘ohhh’ and ‘OMFG’s’! The way this book is written and how the story is slowly revealed is truly phenomenal, whilst all the way through the tension increases and I was just dying to know what would happen in the end! I certainly wasn’t left disappointed, the ending of this book was just perfect. I loved how all the ends were tied up and I was left with all my questions answered at the same as clutching my kindle with white knuckles on the edge of my seat! El from El's Book World (Full review here)
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. Kim from Kim the Bookworm (Full Review here)
I think it's impressive to have controlled a complex storyline with two very intense and complex characters that both have a lot of emotional baggage. Katherine from Bibliomanic UK (Full Review here)
What a fabulous debut novel this is from Abigail Osborne! I don’t know what I was expecting but it definitely wasn’t this emotional love story twisted around a creepy chiller that pulled me in from the first page. Joanne from My Chestnut Reading Tree. (Full Review here)
For a debut novel, this is a first-rate psychological thriller. The story flows seamlessly and I really felt for Billie and Adam as their stories unfolded. Neats from The Haphazardous Hippo (Full Review here)