The Secret: The brand new thriller from the bestselling author of The Teacher

The Secret: The brand new thriller from the bestselling author of The Teacher

by Katerina Diamond

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ISBN-13: 9780008172213
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 484,900
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Katerina Diamond was born in Weston in the seventies. She moved to Thessaloniki in Greece and attended Greek school where she learnt Greek in just 6 months. After her parents’ divorce, they relocated to Devon. After school, and working in her uncle’s fish and chip shop, she went (briefly) to university at Derby, where she met her husband and had two children. Katerina now lives in the East Kent Coast with her husband and children.Her debut novel, The Teacher, was a No.1 bestseller in ebook, and a Sunday Times bestseller in paperback.

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The Secret: The brand new thriller from the bestselling author of The Teacher 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book. It took me a few chapters to figure out the charaters. Fast read. Can not wait to read the installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all of the twisted madness
pet1210 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. I enjoyed Katerina Diamond's debut novel The Teacher last year. With this follow-up, which had a different feel to it, she stepped up another gear. We are reunited with Imogen Church and Adrian Miles, two detectives who each have their own personal issues and more baggage than you can count, but together make such a great team. I love their alliance. It all starts out with the murder of two prostitutes in a house and the disappearance of a third woman, Bridget, from that same house. The case has links to Imogen's ex-partner from the Plymouth force, Sam Brown, and we find out what exactly happened there before Imogen was transferred to Exeter to team up with Adrian. Some of this is touched on in The Teacher, but it is not necessary to read these in order. However, that's not the only way in which the past is catching up with Imogen. There are some shocking surprises in store for her as the investigation reveals another twisted connection to her private life. Tense and gripping, I finished this in a day, as there was always something happening, another revelation made, there just was no time to put this down and step away from it. The story is told from multiple perspectives including Imogen's, Adrian's, and Bridget's as well as an unknown boy who turns into a deeply troubled young man due to having the misfortune of growing up with the father from hell. The boy's dispassionate voice and cruel transformation into a cold psychopath were incredibly well done. The only thing that stopped me from giving this 5 stars were the different timelines that slightly confused me at times, although I think that may have been due to the fact that I was listening rather than reading. Ms. Diamond has a knack for creating really intriguing characters that are truly multidimensional and pose some fascinating moral dilemmas. Child abduction, human trafficking, prostitution, drugs, corrupt cops, there is a lot going on here, but all the different subplots join together and make this into a totally riveting, dark and gritty story. Can't wait for book three to find out how Adrian is going to deal with his little family problem and how Imogen is going to cope with her new relationships. (And please, please Ms. Diamond, I hope Dean Kinkaid will continue to play a significant role in the next book! Loved his character and the chemistry) I received an ARC via NetGalley and purchased the audiobook (narrated superbly by Stevie Lacey).