The Secretary

The Secretary

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

Title:The Secretary
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062362353

    The Secretary Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 o...

  • Michelle

    "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 exi...

  • sue

    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 ...

  • Frank Phillips

    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...

  • Umut Reviews

    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. Chri...

  • ABookwormWithWine

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 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 Apple...

  • Pauline

    The Secretary by Renée Knight was an excellent thriller.Christine starts working as a secretary for Mina who is running her family business with her father. Mina becomes more demanding on Christine's...

  • Mandy White

    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 a...

  • Lou

    The Secretary, Ms Knight's second novel, is a tale of sacrifice, power, betrayal, obsession, loyalty, revenge and office politics with acute observations that set it apart from similar books. The writ...

  • Amy

    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...