Who holds the most power in the room? Is it the one who speaks loudest, who looks the part, who has the most money, who commands the most respect?
Or perhaps it’s someone like Christine Butcher: a meek, overlooked figure, who silently bears witness as information is shared and secrets are whispered. Someone who quietly, maybe even unwittingly, gathers together knowledge of the people she’s there to serve – the ones who don’t notice her, the ones who consider themselves to be important.
There’s a fine line between loyalty and betrayal. And when someone like Christine Butcher is pushed to their limit, she might just become the most dangerous person in the room . . .
With rave reviews from Friend Request author, Laura Marshall, who stated that the novel was ‘dark and intriguing with utterly compelling characters’, from author of The Rumour, Lesley Kara, who commended the way in which Knight ‘casually slips in a twist that makes you shake your head at how wrong you were’, and from bestselling author of The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn, who referred to the novel as ‘a black diamond of a thriller’ with a ‘heartbeat, a pulse and a sting in its tail’, Renée Knight’s The Secretary is an intense, engrossing novel centred around power dynamics and loyalty.
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