Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book 18 - The Teacher - Katerina Diamond

Kindle Edition

Cost: £0.99

Publisher: Avon

Published: 10/03/16

Amazon uk link: Here

Goodreads Link: Here

The Blurb

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?
This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.
WARNING: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!

My Thoughts

This has been the hardest review I have had to write. I really enjoyed this book and the Author quite clearly has a talent for telling a good story but there was also so much I didn't take to.

Some of the writing was exquisite, especially the rape storyline. I felt every emotion, of both Abbey and her Father, and thought it was spot on, but it was a distraction from the main plot and should have been a book on its own.

Chapter 29. I have a big problem with Chapter 29. I read it 3 times to see what I had missed but each time didn’t get it at all. I saw no reason for it except padding out the word count.

I liked the relationship between DS Adrian Miles and DS Imogen Grey and thought they were under used to move the story along. Lastly, The two sex scenes were horrendous and totally unneeded especially at half a chapter each.

I would also have a word with the PR people, I did feel a bit let down with the gore content. I was expecting the book to be more like a UK version of a Chris Carter book. Maybe I have a high gore level.

Overall though I did enjoy the book and look forward to reading more from Katerina Diamond.

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