The Secret by Katerina Diamond – Blog Tour Review #TheSecret


When Bridget Reid wakes up in a locked room, terrifying memories come flooding back – of blood, pain, and desperate fear. Her captor knows things she’s never told anyone. How can she escape someone who knows all of her secrets?

As DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles search for Bridget, they uncover a horrifying web of abuse, betrayal and murder right under their noses in Exeter.

And as the past comes back to haunt her, Grey must confront her own demons. Because she knows that it can be those closest to us who hurt us the most…

Today it is my turn on a VERY SECRET blog tour for The Secret by Katerina Diamond. Last year, we all loved Katerina Diamond’s debut novel, The Teacher. The Secret is her brand new follow up and it is available to buy here and in all good bookshops. You’ve seen it in the shops haven’t you?

Look out for clues for the remaining days of the blog tour. Every day, there are clues to the identity of the blogger.


Previously reviewed: The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

My review

At last, I can present my review of The Secret by Katerina Diamond. We all loved The Teacher, which introduced Imogen Grey and Adrian Miles to the masses. They are back in The Secret.

The Secret very much fills in missing detail, in particularly relating to the lives of Grey and Miles. We get the back story to Imogen Grey and what happened to her in the recent past. Something big made her move from Plymouth to Exeter, and we see this all unfold. The main strand focuses on an undercover officer, Bridget Reid, working in a brothel, who is kidnapped. We see her ordeal and how she handles herself. Grey and Miles are given this case to investigate. This leads to Grey having to confront a colleague from her past.

This is a story with huge dark undertones, plus hints of a future plot-line. A man behind the scenes is controlling it all. This man controls the local drugs and trafficking scene. The reveal is done rather well, with one of those gasp moments. We got such delicious dark slices of evil from Katerina Diamond, that I was in heaven. The main flaw for me was that I found it a tad confusing, the constant moving between time frames and perspectives. It was just a little too much. My head was spinning. It did all come together nicely in the end, thankfully.

Twisted, enlightening and just plain entertaining. Definitely go for The Secret and you won’t be disappointed!


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The Secret was published on 20th October 2016 by Avon

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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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