The Teacher Katerina Diamond

cover77231-medium Pub: Avon

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?

Jeffery Stone has received a gift, an old German book that clearly means something to him. It is an unspoken message, and Jeffery knows what he must do next.

With Exeter and references to my hometown of Plymouth, I was completely absorbed with this tale of murder and revenge.

DS Adrian Miles, back to work after a forced leave of absence for losing Police evidence, he now has to partner DS Grey.  Grey also has something to prove and this is a partnership that I do hope to read more of. They don’t hit it off at first, but they soon ‘warm’ to each other and they find themselves at the heart of an investigation that is calculated and brutal.

Katerina Diamond has a knack for setting the scene, her writing style is quite gutsy. The theme of this novel is one that will be uncomfortable for some, but the fact that I could relate to the reasoning for the executioner, for that’s exactly what the killer is, is not something that happens often in a novel.

The Teacher is dark and twisted, and not just by plot. The methods of the murders is something else.  The level of violence is not subtly  described, and this is a book  which I think would make a fabulous movie.




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