Today, I’m very happy to take part in the reveal of the cover for the book Marionette by T.B. Markinson. Just recently I read her first book A Woman Lost and yes, the review is still coming. I did write up a snippet for Goodreads if you are interested.
I’m very excited for this book to come out and start reading. I’ve always liked a bit of intrigue and reading about family secrets and how it affects the characters. The cover makes my skin crawl a little with that doll sitting there like that and that big, beautiful house on top – it really drives home the fact that you never know what goes on behind closed doors – at least for me.
Congrats, T.B. on your soon to be published, second book!!!
Author: T. B. Markinson
Cover Designer: Derek Murphy
Publication Date: December 2013
Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. Marionette is her second novel. A Woman Lost was her debut novel.
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