At the age of seventeen, Paige Alexander had it all planned. She wrote a letter, sat in the bath, and slit her wrists. Her plan failed.
Her best friend, Alex, is dead.
Paige can’t get over her twin sister blaming her for a tragic event in their past.
Colorado is in the midst of voting on lesbian and gay rights and Paige is terrified to come out of the closet, fearful for her life.
Many people in Paige’s life are keeping secrets from her. Will she piece everything together before it’s too late?
In this gripping first-person narrative, a young college student grapples with more than first loves or coming of age. In a world filled with homophobia, suicidal feelings, and a dysfunctional family, Paige cuts her wrists in an attempt to free herself from the crazy life that’s all she’s ever known.
Could there be new lessons in store for Paige? With the help of her girlfriend, friends, and a compassionate therapist, can Paige find the safe space she needs to heal, grow, and cut her strings?
Praise for MARIONETTE:
“I highly recommend this book not only to young adult readers but to mature readers as well since many difficult topics are addressed.” — Lipstick Lesbian Reviews
“The ending was definitely shocking and unexpected.” — This Girl Reads A Lot Blog
“Marionette is something I will definitely be keeping on my Kindle and reading again.” — Angie
“The book has mystery, action, suspense, and sadness woven together to make it a good, fast paced novel. An interesting book with a lot of emotions and drama woven together.” — Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
“I read Marionette in one sitting. Then I went back to read it again for this review and was just as delighted the second time.” — Reviewed by Jo Bryant for Blog Critics
“You know how sometimes a book just slowly creeps up on you and before you know it, you are right there, in the moment and the rest of the world has disappeared? Marionette by T. B. Markinson did that to me!” — Tome Tender Blogspot
“I thought I knew where it might end, but I was surprised where the tale took me. It’s not often a book can surprise me anymore.” — Christine Rains, author of Fearless
“The novel is full of dark humor and realistic, smart dialogue. This is an intelligent first-person novel that includes both suspense and romance.” — Lynn Kear, author of Black-Hearted Bitch
“MARIONETTE is a satisfying, thrilling read that delivers from the outset and packs a powerful wallop at the end.” — Matthew Peters, author of Conversations Among Ruins