Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Teacher: A shocking and compelling new crime thriller – NOT for the faint-hearted! by Katerina Diamond Blog Tour

The Teacher: A shocking and compelling new crime thriller – NOT for the faint-hearted!The Teacher: A shocking and compelling new crime thriller – NOT for the faint-hearted! by Katerina Diamond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil?

You’re wrong …


The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.

Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.

As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.

But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.

And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?

When I heard there was a shocking new thriller doing the rounds I knew I wanted to read it, I love a good thriller and I was lucky enough to get a spot on the blog tour, so thank you Avon for that.

I had really high hopes for this and couldn't wait to start reading it, from the very first few pages I was hooked, desperate to continue to keep reading and find out what had really happened to the headmaster of the school. However after the first couple of chapters I found it a bit tricky to keep up with what was going on as a lot of characters were introduced and I couldn't really work out what was happening. The story was split with chapters jumping from past and present, which when you read just on weekends and evenings can be difficult to follow.

Detective Adrian Miles has been given a new partner, DS Imogen Grey, they have both messed up previous cases and have been teamed together to try and crack a case. Bodies are turning up everywhere, they are chasing a serial killer, who is torturing his victims. The question is who is it and how/if these bodies are connected? Did the victims know each other? Everyone seems to be hiding a secret.

I found the book to be more crime than thriller, there were thriller elements within, some scenes were graphic as the headline stakes, however I have read similar scenes in books such as those by James Patterson.

This story is very much like a jigsaw and I think if you give the book time initially then you would enjoy this book a lot, you do need to concentrate throughout as little parts are revealed the further you get into it. Once I got to grips with the characters and the plot I enjoyed the story, I'm not sure I loved it and think the book did have some flaws but overall it was an entertaining read, one that I wanted to get to the end of.

I would like to thank Avon for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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