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Renée Knight follows up her international sensation Disclaimer with this shivery tale of psychological suspense featuring a character as disturbing and compelling as Mrs Danvers in Daphne Du Maurier’s RebeccaFrom her first day as Personal Assistant to the celebrated Mina Appleton Christine Butcher understands what. Being a secretary back then was it seems not so different to now That ability to make oneself invisible It is astounding the number of conversations carried on in front of us as if we don t exist The silent witness is a role I m uite used to Watching listening as uiet as a mouse at the heart of events my loyalty and discretion never in uestion And yet loyalty and direction are ualities for which I have paid a heavy price This is the story of Christine Butcher an average wife and mother who accepts the position of personal assistant to Mina Appleton After 18 long years of service loyalty and absolute discretion it appears secrets are about to spill When the celebrated Mina is accused of partaking in some unethical business transactions in order to profit for herself Christine has to ask herself how far she is willing to go to protect Mina Part psychological thriller part court room drama and totally entertaining I ll admit that it is a slow burn of a book but I find Renee Knights writing so engaging that it didn t take away from this novel I had no idea before reading this how cutthroat the supermarket industry is Another point goes to the author for writing a realistic thriller one where suspension of disbelief is not reuired You know all the while that the story is leading up to something big and Renee Knight does not disappoint The last uarter of this book had me glued to the pages I thought the ending was bloody brilliant 4 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review

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Oating around her Keeping them safeChristine is trusted But those years of loyalty and discretion come with a high price And eventually Christina will payYet it would be a mistake to underestimate such a steadfast woman Because as everyone is about to discover there’s a dangerous line between obedience and obsessio. I m completely torn about my feelings on this one on one hand it was a uick addictive read that I flew through uickly But on the other hand it was just so damn weird that I m not even sure I can explain it to you but I ll tryThis is told entirely from the POV of the secretary Christine and focuses solely on her relationship with her boss Mina There is very little dialogue it s of one long stream of Christine s inner monologue with occasional conversations It was just an odd setup but I didn t hate it and I kept reading so the author did something right Parts of it also felt a bit tedious too there was a lot of mundane recalls of memories as Christine tells the story of how she began working for Mina eighteen years ago but somehow I knew that this would all lead up to something bigIn the end as much as I knew something was going to happen otherwise why all of history right But I had zero idea as to what that would be Let me tell you it wasn t anything I would ve ever come up with on my own It was a little off the rails and out there extreme to the max I still don t know if it worked for me or not It s memorable for sure though I know this is an extremely wishy washy and probably entirely unhelpful review but this was just a peculiar read for me I can t say I loved or hated it so I can t fully recommend it eitherOverall rating 35 I debated doing a 25 but I did cruise through it and she is a good writer so

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Is expected of her Absolute loyalty Absolute discretion For twenty years Christine has been a most devoted servant a silent witness to everything in Mina’s life So uiet you would hardly know she is thereDay after day year after year Christine has been there invisible watching listening absorbing all the secrets fl. Yet another book I ve read by this author the first being Disclaimer which I thoroughly enjoyedThis one is much darker and much tenser It is a slow burner of sorts but I ve read worse It s easy to follow and what keeps you going is that you know something is going somewhere uite nasty or a boom bang coming The Secretary and the role of Secretary has to be loyal and be able to keep things to yourself and much than that at times Sometimes you need to hide things distract from information and say your boss is out or in a meeting when heshe is sat right in your vision and much So on the basis of a job description I was looking forward to reading this having had a job like this myself in my lifetime This is part psychological thriller and court room drama which I personally found very interestingHow this played out kept my interestWhen Christine started working as a secretary to Mina it was somewhat creepy to me Mina seemed creepy with the way she befriends Christine and the start of The secretarial relationship between themWhen Mina becomes demanding on Christine s time it starts to disrupt her family and her family time Then unethical procedures come to light earning profit for Minas business SecretsLiesWronged loyalties And a very dangerous line has now been drawnI really loved this and enjoy this authors writing I will certainly be eager for her next bookThe ending though seemed a little bit too convenient to meWell worth your time to read itThis was one of my anticipated books this year


About the Author: Renée Knight

Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing She has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC Channel Four and Capital Films In April 2013 she graduated from the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course She lives in London with her husband and two children Transworld Publishers



10 thoughts on “The Secretary

  1. says:

    The Secretary is the second novel by Renee Knight I experienced it as an audiobookChristine Butcher is a secretary who becomes the personal assistant to Nina Appleton the hard headed ambitious heir to Appleton’s a nationwide supermarket chainMany of us I’m sure have had a boss like Nina Appleton at some point in our

  2. says:

    Being a secretary back then was it seems not so different to now That ability to make oneself invisible It is astounding the number of conversations carried on in front of us as if we don't exist The silent witness is a role I'm uite used to Watching listening as uiet as a mouse at the heart of events my loyalty and discretion never in uesti

  3. says:

    Surprisingly unexpectedChristina Butcher is THE Mina Appleton’s personal assistant Along with that comes high expectations Complete loyalty No slip ups Christina has been in this position for over twenty years

  4. says:

    Yet another book I’ve read by this author the first being Disclaimer which I thoroughly enjoyedThis one is much darker and much tenser It is a slow burner of sorts but I’ve read worse It’s easy to follow and what keeps you going is that you know something is going somewhere uite nasty or a boom bang coming The Secretary and the role of Secretary has to be loyal and be able to keep things to yourself and

  5. says:

    4 5 stars Well this book makes me realise how lucky I’ve been over the years with my bosses as MOST of them have been good to work for Mina Appleton runs Appleton’s Supermarket Chain which prides itself on fairness to

  6. says:

    I can describe this book as a really chatty mystery It's told from one person's perspective which is 'The Secretary' and whole book is her telling the events that lead to the end of this book Christine is a secretary and starts to work for Mina in her own family business Mina is one of those very ambitious women who thinks the world should revolve around her Very manipulative cold hearted and she can do anyt

  7. says:

    45 Stars for this one Think The Devil Wears Prada with a very dark demented twist to itThis was a VERY addictive thrilling read It felt like 100 pages I couldn't put it down I will say I wish the ending had turn

  8. says:

    I’m completely torn about my feelings on this one on one hand it was a uick addictive read that I flew through uickly But on the other hand it was just so damn weird that I’m not even sure I can explain it to

  9. says:

    The Secretary by Renee Knight was a bit of a slow burn taking a while before much really happened But when it did my goodness it really did There is a lot of build up of the main characters which all comes into it

  10. says:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5The Secretary by Renée Knight might be on the slower side for some but I was confused from the very beginning and it was great What it's about Christine Butcher has been Mina Appleton's secretary for over 18 years when Mina is accused of perverting justice and unlawful practice regarding the running of th

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