Happy Tuesday! Today I have a review of Renee Knight’s newest book, The Secretary, now available from Harper Books!
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.
Renée Knight follows up her international sensation Disclaimerwith this shivery tale of psychological suspense, featuring a character as disturbing and compelling as Mrs. Danvers in Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
From 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 there.
Day after day, year after year, Christine has been there, invisible—watching, listening, absorbing all the secrets floating around her. Keeping them safe.
Christine is trusted. But those years of loyalty and discretion come with a high price. And eventually Christina will pay.
Yet, 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.
Have you read The Secretary, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR