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The Secretary

By: Zoe Lea
Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

The teachers thought they knew her. They were wrong....

A gripping and deeply compulsive psychological thriller about a school secretary and how dangerous it can be to make enemies at the school gates. For fans of The Rumour by Lesley Kara and The Teacher by Katerina Diamond.  

When single mum Ruth has a brief fling with Rob, she's mortified to discover that he lied to her. He lied to her, because he's married.

Worse still, he's the husband of Janine, head of the PTA at the primary school where Ruth works as secretary, and when the truth of their fling is discovered, Ruth suddenly has a lot of enemies at the school gates.   

Threatening texts begin to arrive, rumours abound and the staff room becomes hostile. But when it also starts to affect her son, a student at the school, Ruth realises you can do anything if you convince yourself it's for the sake of your child.   

Even murder.

©2019 Zoe Lea (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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It beats me how some of this stuff ever gets published. This is one of the most tedious novels I have listened to in a long while. A truly repellent central character and a plot so flaccid and poorly constructed, I struggled to keep my ears open.
Padded with tedious domsestic trivia and whinging self pity. All topped off, like one of the heroine's day glo cupcakes, with a dreary Geordie accent.
I would have returned it but I have returned so much rubbish recently, it's embarrassing.

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A Really Good Listen

Great Narration, one of the best narrators I have listened to in a while. Really enjoyed this book, definately my type of book, relatable characters, great story, which made me keep wanting to listen to find out what happens. Although I guessed who the culprit was, it didnt spoil it as it kept me wondering if I was right until it was revealed.

Loved it.

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