The Secretary: A Novel by Renée KnightThe Secretary: A Novel by Renée Knight

The Secretary: A Novel

byRenée Knight

Paperback | February 12, 2019

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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 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 as Christine. Because as everyone is about to discover, there’s a dangerous line between obedience and obsession.

Title:The Secretary: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:February 12, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443437441

ISBN - 13:9781443437448


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointing! It started off great! Then, around the middle of the book, it completely derailed. The book seemed incredibly rushed. The ending made no sense and it was very stupid. The characters were poorly developed. I was so angry at the money I paid that I returned this book to the store. Do NOT waste your time. This book was not good.
Date published: 2019-03-12

Editorial Reviews

“Knight, whose debut, Disclaimer (2015), was highly praised, again shows her skill in creating an absorbing psychological thriller.”