THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Can you keep a secret?‘Diamond is the master of gripping literature.’ EVENING STANDARDThe Queen of Grip-lit is back… All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ HEAT‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. SUNCan you keep a secret? Your life depends on it…When Bridget Reid wakes up in a locked room, terrifying memories come flooding back – of blood, pain, and desperate fear. Her captor knows things she’s never told anyone. How can she escape someone who knows all of her secrets? As DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles search for Bridget, they uncover a horrifying web of abuse, betrayal and murder right under their noses in Exeter.And as the past comes back to haunt her, Grey must confront her own demons. Because she knows that it can be those closest to us who hurt us the most…
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love the book. It took me a few chapters to figure out the charaters. Fast read. Can not wait to read the installment.
Loved all of the twisted madness
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).