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The Secretary by Ren e Knight was an excellent thriller.Christine starts working as a secretary for Mina who is running her family business with her father Mina becomesdemanding on Christine s time and this takes its toll on her family life as she is working longer hours and weekends and has to attend to Mina s every whim Her job becomes the main focus and this has unfortunate consequences.I really enjoyed this book it was a real page turner.Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Tr The Secretary by Ren e Knight was an excellent thriller.Christine starts working as a secretary for Mina who is running her family business with her father Mina becomesdemanding on Christine s time and this takes its toll on her family life as she is working longer hours and weekends and has to attend to Mina s every whim Her job becomes the main focus and this has unfortunate consequences.I really enjoyed this book it was a real page turner.Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for my e copy in exchange for an honest review 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 anything to reach what she wants Christine is happily married with a daughter She 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 anything to reach what she wants Christine is happily married with a daughter She becomes the personal assistant of Mina, and this changes her life in years The book opens with Christine, who moved to a different location, and she starts to tell the story from the beginning We don t know why she s telling, what she s going to do as a result of these There lies the mystery The rest of the book, till the very end is kind of a diary of Christine telling herself how their relationship with Mina progressed and how she became attached to her even a partner in crime In my opinion this part was very long, very dialogue based I had to skim read some parts That s why I would recommend you this book if only you like books that are in diary style, where events progress very slowly I gave this book 3 stars for 2 main reasons 1 It was too long for what it was definitely.2 I really don t think the writer developed the characters enough for us to believe and understand why they are who they are You don t become a Mina type out of the blue Or evenso, what was Christine s motivation when she had a perfectly normal childhood and a happy current marriage It didn t make sense and this was lacking Other than that, I think the writer made a very good research The writing was decent But, I wish it was better paced, andthrilling Thanks a lot to the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review @READ E-PUB à The Secretary à Ren e 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 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 quiet, you would hardly know she is thereDay after day, year after year, Christine has been there, invisible watching, listening, absorbing all the secrets floating 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 obsession 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 suppliers and customers Christine Butcher is her secretary, preferring that title to PA she takes loyalty to a whole new level as she is a silent witness to a whole raft of business malpractice as Mina drives profit before conscience Eventually, Mina s dodgy dealings catch up 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 suppliers and customers Christine Butcher is her secretary, preferring that title to PA she takes loyalty to a whole new level as she is a silent witness to a whole raft of business malpractice as Mina drives profit before conscience Eventually, Mina s dodgy dealings catch up with her and Christine, Mina and chauffeur Dave are all put on trial to stand and fall together This is where Mina shows her true manipulative colours This well written and twisty tale is told by Christine who sacrifices all for the boss she trusted I really enjoyed this novel although the characters are not likeable especially Mina, they are well portrayed The end is excellent and I didn t see that one coming I ll definitely want to readby this author I m completely torn about my feelings on this one, on one hand it was a quick, addictive read that I flew through quickly 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 try This 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 sof one long stream of Christine s inner monologue with occasional conversations It was just an odd set I m completely torn about my feelings on this one, on one hand it was a quick, addictive read that I flew through quickly 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 try This 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 sof 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 big.In 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 either.Overall rating 3 5 I debated doing a 2.5, but I did cruise through it and she is a good writer so 4.5 Stars for this one Think, The Devil Wears Prada with a very dark, demented twist to it This 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 turned out differently, but altogether this was a great devious gem of a thriller, and I would recommend it to all fans of phychological suspense novels. 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 in the second half of the book so it is worth sticking with it I am still not entirely sure how I feel about the ending though maybe it was too easy to end it that way Christine Butcher is a secretary working for Mina Appleton for 18 years The 2 women are the complete opposite 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 in the second half of the book so it is worth sticking with it I am still not entirely sure how I feel about the ending though maybe it was too easy to end it that way Christine Butcher is a secretary working for Mina Appleton for 18 years The 2 women are the complete opposite of each other Christine is the quiet, constant, wanting to please Mina in anyway But how far will she go to protect her boss She works long hours, often at the expense of her personal life Mina on the other hand is a manipulative, power and money hungry women who will stop at nothing for success The story jumps from the present to the past in alternative chapters, telling the story of these 2 women.Thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Doubleday for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased 5The Secretary by Ren e 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 the family business, Appleton s supermarkets Christine has been keeping Mina s secrets for years, and silently watching everything she does, but not always seeing Mina for what she 5The Secretary by Ren e 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 the family business, Appleton s supermarkets Christine has been keeping Mina s secrets for years, and silently watching everything she does, but not always seeing Mina for what she is Once the court case comes to a close though, that will all be about to change.The Secretary is told almost like a story, from Christine s perspective, and there isn t a whole lot of dialog between characters You are inside her head the entire time and seeing everything from her eyes This book is truly FULL of unlikable characters, and I was hard pressed to find anyone I really liked all that much Mina is awful, and Christine is a doormat, until she s not I am having a hard time categorizing this novel as a mystery, thriller, suspense, etc There is a court case which had a procedural aspect, but overall I guess I would call this a psychological thriller since we are inside the head of Christine the entire time Some people also said the end was either too crazy, or it was so crazy that it made the book, but I kinda saw what was coming I liked the way Knight decided to end the novel, and I think it was a perfect fit for our character.Final Thought While I definitely wouldn t recommend this book to everyone, I think a lot of people would like it If you like a novel that s on the slower side with some courtroom drama, this is for you While I didn t think it was especially slow personally, I can see how many would think it is So my warning to you is be prepared for a slower book and you will be just fine Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Surprisingly unexpected Christina 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, and she has it down to a science She s also absorbed every single secret Mina has And Mina knows this Christina may have been loyal, but she s too big of a risk to keep around.At the same time, no one knows what Christina is capable of when she s backed into a corner The Secretar Surprisingly unexpected Christina 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, and she has it down to a science She s also absorbed every single secret Mina has And Mina knows this Christina may have been loyal, but she s too big of a risk to keep around.At the same time, no one knows what Christina is capable of when she s backed into a corner The Secretary is a slow burn, and I LOVED that about it It is equal parts psychological thriller and courtroom drama Everything about this felt real The tension builds and builds, and bam That ending Why have I not read this author before The Secretary is a refreshing take on the a character so disturbing you can t stop cringing Your mind will spin, and you won t be able to put this book down I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com Yet another book I ve read by this author the first being Disclaimer which I thoroughly enjoyed.This 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 quite 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 muchthan that at times Sometimes you need to hide things, distract from informa Yet another book I ve read by this author the first being Disclaimer which I thoroughly enjoyed.This 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 quite 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 muchthan that at times Sometimes you need to hide things, distract from information and say your boss is out or in a meeting when he she 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 interesting.How this played out kept my interest.When 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 them.When Mina becomesdemanding on Christine s time it starts to disrupt her family and her family time Then unethical procedures come to light earningprofit for Minas business SecretsLiesWronged loyalties And a very dangerous line has now been drawn.I really loved this and enjoy this authors writing I will certainly be eager for her next book.The ending though seemed a little bit too convenient to me.Well worth your time to read it.This was one of my anticipated books this year