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The Secretary

Narrated by: Victoria Hamilton
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secretary by Renée Knight.

The eagerly anticipated new thriller from the number one best-selling author of Disclaimer

Look around you. Who holds the most power in the room? Is it the one who speaks loudest, who looks the part, who has the most money, who commands the most respect?

Or perhaps it’s someone like Christine Butcher: a meek, overlooked figure who silently bears witness as information is shared and secrets are whispered. Someone who quietly, perhaps even unwittingly, gathers together knowledge of the people she’s there to serve - the ones who don’t notice her, the ones who consider themselves to be important.

There’s a fine line between loyalty and betrayal. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to her limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room.... 

©2019 Renée Knight (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"Poised to establish herself as a big name." (The Telegraph)

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Gripping

An intelligently woven story excellently recounted. Keeps you hooked to the end ; even if the characters aren't 'lovable' I found them fascinating.

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 19-02-19

Compelling tale

This book was not what I expected. After a career of several decades, I know that Secretaries are powerful people. I know of colleagues who have been afraid of their Secretaries, knowing as they did that they could undermine them if they chose to do so. I anticipated that this novel would take this reality and run with it. However, a completely different direction was taken. I will say no more about this to avoid spoilers.

Although I found it compelling (I had to know what happened next throughout), it could not be said that I ‘enjoyed’ it. The two protagonists were written with depth, but the other characters were peripheral and superficial. That was not a problem in itself given the nature of the story, but both protagonists were unpleasant individuals, so it was pretty heavy going. I do recommend it. It is a good book, but not a 5* read/listen.

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Fantastic book

Brilliantly written, exceptionally narrated - this kept me gripped from the very first word!
I will now download the original Renee Knight book.

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Enjoyed

I did enjoy this book it gave an insight into big business and back stabbing but I think the ending could have been so much better.she had so much power and it seemed wasted😀😉😝