The Personal Assistant

A Novel

by Kimberly Belle

On Sale: 11/29/2022

The Personal Assistant

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The Personal Assistant

A Novel

by Kimberly Belle

On Sale: 11/29/2022


About the Book

USA TODAY bestselling author Kimberly Belle returns with a deeply addictive thriller exploring the dark side of the digital world when a mommy-blogger's assistant goes missing.

When Alex first began posting unscripted family moments and motivational messages online, she had no intention of becoming an influencer. Overnight it seemed she'd amassed a huge following, and her hobby became a full-time job—one that was impossible to manage without her sharp-as-a-tack personal assistant, AC.

But all the good-will of her followers turns toxic when one controversial post goes viral in the worst possible way. Alex reaches out to AC for damage control, but her assistant has gone silent. This young woman Alex trusted with all her secrets, who had access to her personal information and front row seats to the pressure points in her marriage and family life, is now missing and the police are looking to Alex and her husband for answers. As Alex digs into AC's identity – and a woman is found murdered – she'll find the greatest threat isn't online, but in her own living room.

Written in alternating perspectives between Alex, her husband, and the mysterious AC, this juicy cat and mouse story will keep you guessing till the very end.

Critical Praise

“Kimberly Belle’s latest features her usual ingredients for success: a chilling premise encompassing a worst fear, an imperfect heroine who rallies to save her children and herself, and a story that pulses with suspenseful twists propelling the reader to the explosive end. The Personal Assistant is Belle at her best. A chilling, fast-paced read. I loved it!” —Kaira Rouda, USA Today, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Next Wife and The Widow

"A missing assistant to an Instagram influencer, a mysterious dead body, and a nesting box of family secrets drive this cat-and-mouse thriller to a deliciously unexpected finale. A great page-turning read!" —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don't Look for Me

“Kimberly Belle has delivered another twisty, tense and terrifying tour de force! The Personal Assistant shows the consequences of living in an online world where nothing is as it seems, turning the glamor of an insta-worthy life into a nightmare. If you ever had dreams of being an Instagram influencer, this book will have you thinking again. Unputdownable and impossible to forget.” —Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight and The Lies I Tell

"The Personal Assistant has everything I look for in a book  an intriguing premise, a suspenseful plot and a theme that has me questioning my own choices and behaviour. Under the shifting sands of perspective, I never knew who to trust. A masterful novel that I read in an afternoon. I will be recommending to everyone." —Sally Hepworth, New York Times bestselling author of The Younger Wife

The Personal Assistant is a riveting view into the dark side of the social media influencer world. Alternating narratives, each more fascinating than the last, will keep you flipping pages in a race to the finish. Master storyteller Kimberly Belle weaves an unforgettable tale of subterfuge and betrayal that will leave you wanting more. I loved it!” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish 

“A cautionary tale about what happens when you make an enemy in the social media age, The Personal Assistant is smart, timely, and humming with suspense. You won’t be able to stop reading this killer novel until you reach the final jaw-dropping page.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest

“Kimberly Belle has done it again! She’s written another gripping, propulsive page-turner packed with never-saw-that-coming shocks and surprises, with a plot that asks, How much is too much to give away about ourselves?—Kate White, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Husband

“A thoughtfully written, suspenseful story of intertwined lives that draws the reader quickly along to an unexpected ending.” Kirkus Reviews

"Deliciously addictive, binge-worthy, and wholly unpredictable, this juicy thriller consumed my entire weekend! Both a searing and terrifying examination of influencer culture as well as a propulsive, compulsive read with twist after jaw-dropping twist, Kimberly Belle's The Personal Assistant will be this winter's buzziest thriller!" —May Cobb, author of My Summer Darlings

“Compulsive reading! I loved this thriller about online influencers, envy and secret pasts." - Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times Bestselling author of The Last Party

"Belle delivers twist after twist and constant surprises in this riveting novel of domestic suspense. Who can you trust online — and in your own home? What happens when the trolls you expect in your living-out-loud existence as a social media influencer are right behind you, breathing down your neck in the real world? Pacy, compelling, and utterly breathless, The Personal Assistant never lets up as Belle expertly ratchets up the suspense chapter by chapter through the shattering conclusion.” —Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six

"A captivating and propulsive thriller about the dark side of social media. The Personal Assistant is smart, original, and twisty. Prepare to be addicted!" —Jeneva Rose, bestselling author of One of Us is Dead

“This taut and twisty domestic thriller will keep readers guessing until the very end.” Booklist

"This twisty, multilayered tale should win Belle new fans." Publishers Weekly -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778333630
  • ISBN 10: 0778333639
  • Imprint: Park Row
  • On Sale: 11/29/2022
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / General

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