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.
The Puppet Master is a story that alternates between the main characters Billie and Adam.
From the start it is obvious that Billie has gone through something traumatic in her past that she is trying to escape. She is keeping her head down and is literally just existing. She is set in her mind that she will always be on her own and never be happy, but that changes when she meets Adam.
Adam seems to good to be true. Most people would probably just give up when someone makes it obvious they want to keep themselves to themselves, but Adam is determined to get through Billie’s brick wall that she has surrounded herself with and find out who the real person is that she seems to be to scared to reveal.
There is a connection between these two that seems to grow as the story goes on. As the pair get to know each other, there is a definite spark that starts to grow.
I won’t say to much about the man that seems to hold the strings to these two characters, but without a doubt he is one seriously evil and deceptive excuse for a human being.
The story starts off in present day, then going back to when Billies life started to change for the worse and leading back to present day again. I enjoyed how this was done as right from the off the author grabs the readers attention and draws us in. Then the story starts to build up in tension until wham! We’re back in present day.
The story certainly has some surprises in store for the readers and it held my interest throughout. At times an uncomfortable read but a definite must read for fans of psychological thrillers.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Puppet Master is available to purchase from Amazon.