About the Book
Don’t give them a reason to say anything more; that’s all you can do.Jennifer Waitte
Lifeline to Marionette
by Jennifer Waitte
Publisher: Madim Larcy Literary
Release Date: September 22nd 2020
Genre: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
She felt herself fading away.Jennifer Waitte
A lonely childhood, a haunted past, a secret, and a life controlled by others–she is a woman at the end of her rope, without hope.
Alaina Michelle Sekovich is the daughter of Europe’s most famous living composer. Once his prodigy, they are now estranged. To the world, she is Michelle Seko, a multimedia star and valuable asset of the film and fashion industries.
Michelle was a gifted yet troubled child who sought only to see the suffocating world of her father’s overbearing tutelage. She thought she could change her life by becoming someone else. But when her world becomes herself looking back at her and the face that is her own is a monster she does not know, she finds there is no place she can go, nowhere she can hide, because what she wants to escape from most is the one thing she can never be truly free of–herself.
Lifeline to Marionette is a story about what life under a microscope can do to the soul. It is a story about a young woman whose every move is determined by the people who control her. Their strings are fine but unbreakable, and they pull her painfully in opposing directions until she can no longer bear their tension.
Lifeline to Marionette begins where Michelle’s life is nearest its end. It is a story of exploitation, greed, death, drugs, and secrecy, of familial bonds and human frailty. It is a story about cutting strings and accepting the fall.
And what had he done? Not enough. Not nearly enough.Jennifer Waitte
This is one of those books that I probably would’ve passed over for a long time and then kicked myself for doing so. So I’m extremely happy I had the chance to be on this tour and read this soulfully dreary yet beautiful book! A close look at the stress and strain that stardom can bring and the spiral that accompanies the slow descent.
There are two intentions written into music. How it should sound and how it should feel.Jennifer Waitte
This is a poignant book that shares a deep look into the psyche of a person trying and failing to thrive in life. This book is definitely more focused on the characters versus the plot. And that’s what a story like this needs to do. These are stories that give us a glimpse into someone in an ethereal and thought provoking manner.
She started to waver and her hands floated up, like the hands of a marionette being pulled by their strings.Jennifer Waitte
This is one of those books that will leave you reeling and then haunt you long after you read it. It will leave you questioning how someone got to that point and how your life might have been different given different circumstances. This cast of characters will stay with you for a long time. Overall, Lifeline to Marionette is a thought provoking and haunting story that will take you back to the simplicity of looking at the person more than the adventure.
About the Author
Jennifer Waitte is an award-winning journalist, editor and author. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
For 15 years, Waitte worked as a writer and editor for numerous lifestyle, equine and equestrian sporting magazines. She has won many awards for her writing, editing and editorial direction.
Waitte is an avid equestrian. She competes in the sport of long-distance horse racing and dressage. She lives in Napa, California, with her husband Barry. They own Tamber Bey Vineyards, a boutique winery located in Napa Valley.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*