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The secretary / Renee Knight.

Knight, Renee, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library KNI (Text) 33500013006937 New Available -
Hawley Public Library KNI (Text) 33500013006945 New Available -
Roseau Public Library KNI (Text) 35500006136293 New Checked out 05/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062362353
  • ISBN: 0062362356
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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 Christine will pay. But it would be a mistake to underestimate such a steadfast woman as Christine. Because as everyone is about to discover, there's a dangerous line between obedience and obsession.-- Amazon
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Title character and narrator Christine Butcher is a 24-year-old temp when she's hired as secretary to Mina Appleton, only child of Lord Appleton, founder and chairman of a string of supermarkets. As Christine becomes Mina's trusted personal assistant, her job assumes more importance to her than do her husband or daughter, both of whom eventually leave her. Meanwhile, Christine can sense what Mina wants, and she acts on her own to get it for her, even to precipitating Lord Appleton's downfall. When Mina, a budding television celebrity and frequent visitor at 10 Downing Street, is accused by a newspaper of bullying and hypocrisy, she sues for libel and wins, setting the stage for her later trial for perjury and perversion of justice. The latter charge also is made against Christine, who's been trying to be kind to strangers at the same time she's practicing deceit on behalf of Mina. Things turn increasingly dark when Christine asserts control, leading to a stunning finale. Knight, whose debut, Disclaimer (2015), was highly praised, again shows her skill in creating an absorbing psychological thriller. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Secretaries > Fiction.
Obedience > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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