Wow! How did I miss this one last year? This book was incredible!
Electric, riveting, and deliciously disturbing, The Assistant is a scarily believable story about the nature of modern technology and our reliance on virtual assistants, like Alexa or Siri. What happens when a virtual assistant goes rogue? Could it drive you insane? The Assistant burrows into the fear many of us have: that technology might not just control us, but could ultimately destroy us.
Newly divorced, Jo is happy to move into her friend’s luxury London flat. It’s the perfect place for a new start. But one night the virtual assistant, Electra, begins talking to her. She tells Jo she knows what she did. And Jo did do something bad. Something unforgiveable. But how would Electra know? Is it all in her head, or does Electra really want to destroy her?
Unique and compelling, you won’t want to miss this dark and atmospheric thriller.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for a copy in exchange for an honest review.