The twisty, enthralling new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Disclaimer.
Look around you. 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 . . .
About the Author
Renée Knight worked as a documentary-maker for the BBC before turning to writing. She is a graduate of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course, and lives in London with her husband and two children. Her widely acclaimed debut novel, Disclaimer, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. The Secretary is her second novel.
“ Woah, you are in for a treat with The Secretary! Dark and intriguing with utterly compelling characters. I genuinely couldn’t put it down. ”
Laura Marshall, Author of Friend Request
“ Deceptively clever and so unsettling. I love the way she casually slips in a twist that makes you shake your head at how wrong you were! ”
Lesley Kara, Author of the Rumour
“ A black diamond of a thriller - gleaming, sharp, deeply dark - but so much more: a cool, elegant novel with a heartbeat, a pulse, and a sting in its tail. ”
A. J. Finn, Bestselling Author of the Woman in the Window
“ I started reading #SecretaryBook last night and couldn’t put it down… Such a deliciously dark, hugely satisfying read. ”
Paul Burston, Author of the Black Path
“ Clever, clever, clever. At the black heart of this story is a personal assistant - the colleague in your office who hears and knows everything about everyone - and Renée leads us on a deeply unsettling exploration of the limits of loyalty. Believe me, chats by the photocopier will never be the same… ”
Fiona Barton, Bestselling Author of the Widow