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Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 5/21/19
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
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At forty-two, I’m married to my best friend, and we have two beautiful children.
Everything about my life is perfect until my father gets sick.
Before: I owned and operated a massively successful women’s shapewear company.
After: I stay home with my family because I’ve learned the importance of time.
Before: My husband could rely on me to take care of everything.
After: I hire him the perfect assistant.
My entire life can be summed up in before and afters, but something happens in the middle.
And it changes the course of everyone’s lives forever.
If you’re looking for something that’s completely unique and full of angst, Marni Mann’s newest standalone is the book for you. This story rocked my world. It’s intense, and twisty, and really forces you to think about life. I couldn’t put it down and I highly recommend it. It’s just such an incredible read from start to finish!
THIS BOOK HAS ME SHOOK!!!!
I can’t even gather my thoughts! It is jaw dropping. I’ve NEVER read a novel with a storyline like this. It’s 1000% unique, completely thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and filled with feels! The twist is one that will leave you shell-shocked, and the ending is sooooooooo fucking gasp worthy! I’m still reeling (days later), and I don’t know what I feel right now.
This story is so complex, it’s layered, it’s gritty, and it will stir a million different thoughts and feeling inside you. It’s a story that will get you talking, that will make you pause and think think think – what you would do in this situation? It’s deep, it’s hard, it’s intriguing, it’s uncomfortable, it’s a lot of things. SUPER LAYERED! Super different.
If there is one thing I can say, it’s that Marni Mann is SO FRIGGIN TALENTED. This author pushes the bar, she does NOT write to market. She’s a smart writer, unconventional, powerfully talented, and I’m a HUGE FREAKING FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you’re looking for something outside the box, outside of the normal books you read everyday, this indie author, and this book–The Assistant–are definitely worth a read. I was blown away, left breathless, and I can’t stop thinking about these characters! So damn good.
About the Author
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.