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The Secretary

Renee Knight


PUBLISHED: 15th February 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857522849
ANNOTATION:
'A cool, contemporary, whip-smart thriller.' - Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATERLook around you. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to her limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room .
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PUBLISHED: 15th February 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857522849
ANNOTATION:
'A cool, contemporary, whip-smart thriller.' - Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATERLook around you. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to her limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room .

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'A cool, contemporary, whip-smart thriller.' - Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATERLook around you. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to her limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room .

Publisher Description

'A cool, contemporary, whip-smart thriller.' - Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER

Look around you. Who holds the most power in the room? Is it the one who speaks loudest, who looks the part, who has the most money, who commands the most respect?

Or perhaps it's someone like Christine Butcher- a meek, overlooked figure, who silently bears witness as information is shared and secrets are whispered. Someone who quietly, perhaps even unwittingly, gathers together knowledge of the people she's there to serve - the ones who don't notice her, the ones who consider themselves to be important.

There's a fine line between loyalty and obsession. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to her limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room . . .

The eagerly anticipated new thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of Disclaimer.

Author Biography

Renee Knight worked as a documentary-maker for the BBC before turning to writing. She is a graduate of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course, and lives in London with her husband and two children. Her widely acclaimed debut novel, Disclaimer, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. The Secretary is her second novel.

Review

"A cool, contemporary, whip-smart thriller." Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER "A black diamond of a thriller - gleaming, sharp, deeply dark - but so much more: a cool, elegant novel with a heartbeat, a pulse, and a sting in its tail." A. J. Finn, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW "Clever, clever, clever. At the black heart of this story is a personal assistant - the colleague in your office who hears and knows everything about everyone - and Renee leads us on a deeply unsettling exploration of the limits of loyalty. Believe me, chats by the photocopier will never be the same..." Fiona Barton, bestselling author of THE WIDOW "Woah, you are in for a treat with The Secretary! Dark and intriguing with utterly compelling characters. I genuinely couldn't put it down." Laura Marshall, author of FRIEND REQUEST "An engrossing study of twisted dynamics in a relationship where one person holds all the power. Fans of Notes on a Scandal will love it." Tammy Cohen, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN "Deceptively clever and so unsettling. I love the way she casually slips in a twist that makes you shake your head at how wrong you were!" Lesley Kara, author of THE RUMOUR "Filled with a creeping sense of menace that intensifies beautifully as the novel unfolds. Watch out for this one ... absolutely brilliant." Fiona Cummins, author of RATTLE "I started reading #SecretaryBook last night and couldn't put it down... Such a deliciously dark, hugely satisfying read." Paul Burston, author of THE BLACK PATH "The Secretary is an excellent, dark and clever thriller with a compelling central character. The story draws you in from the start and builds and builds to an intense and unsettling conclusion. I loved it." Jenny Quintana, author of THE MISSING GIRL "The Secretary is an absolute masterpiece of pace, plot and precision to detail. Renee Knight so deftly winches up the tension that I found I was shallow breathing by the end, desperate to see the conclusion but terrified to watch all at once. I loved Disclaimer and now with The Secretary following it, Renee Knight has become a must read author for me." Holly Seddon, author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE

Product Details

Author
Renee Knight
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN-10
0857522841
ISBN-13
9780857522849
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Year
2019
Publication Date
2019-02-15
Pages
304