The Teacher by Katerina Diamond – Blog Tour Review

the teacher 
Published by Avon on 10 March 2016


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!


I am happy to present my review of #TheTeacher as part of the Blog Tour.

My thoughts

Wondered why everyone is hooked on The Teacher? Well I will tell you.

It starts with a dramatic death. A head teacher of a posh private school receives a book through the post, that sends him into a panic. He knows he is doomed and nemesis is coming. He is found hanging. This is only the start. Other men are hunted, leading to gory terrible deaths. Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey, misfits with black marks on their records, are paired together and given the case. Added to this is a girl called Abbey. She works in a creepy musty museum, with rotting dead animals. Who is Abbey and how is she connected to the deaths?

The Teacher feels to me like the start of a fabulous series. I see potential here; with its lovely dark serial killer, two quirky lead detectives and a satisfying conclusion.We get just enough of an introduction to Miles and Grey, to understand they are a little off beat and have issues galore. I found myself racing through the book, as the narrative jumped to the past and present. Every gory death paints a picture of punishment and retribution. Who wants revenge? The taxidermy and macabre old fashioned museum was a fun touch. I could believe in that museum totally. I’m sure I’ve visited one just like it, in the past!

Contents wise, the level of gore is no different from Karen Rose or A. J. Arlidge’s Helen Grace series.

Worth a read if creepy museums and avenging serial killers are your cup of tea! I am hoping that Katerina Diamond plans more of these kind of adventures for Miles and Grey. An impressive début, that you won’t be able to put down!


Katerina Diamond can be found on Twitter

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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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2 Responses to The Teacher by Katerina Diamond – Blog Tour Review

  1. Really want to read this one !

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