By Kimberly Belle
A Slow-Burn Story Told From Three Perspectives
After a night celebrating the success of her influencer blog, Alex wakes to find her world has turned upside down. After posting a sensational blog post, her followers turned against her. Trolls are making death threats, and her private information is being revealed on social media. And making matters worse, AC, Alex’s assistant who has access to all of Alex’s personal information, has gone missing. When a dead body shows up in Alex’s carriage house, both Alex and her husband, Patrick, become the focus of the police’s attention.
THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT turns an influencer’s life into a nightmare. Best-selling author Kimberly Belle explores the dark side of social media and keeps you guessing until the end.
The idea for Belle’s story came from her experience as an author and walking a fine line between sharing and sharing too much. In a recent interview, she said, “one wrong word can blow up in ways you don’t always anticipate, all of which got me thinking….” She continues, “what if people on the receiving end of these posts don’t have the best of intentions.”
The slow-burn story is written in alternating perspectives between Alex, her husband Patrick, and AC, the missing personal assistant. Adding more complexity, the writing goes back and forth in time, revealing the backstory of the personal assistant. The ending, once we finally got there, was rushed and uninspired.
Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher November 29, 2022
Published Park Row