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The Promise: The must-read gripping thriller from the #1 bestseller Copertina flessibile – 20 agosto 2018
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From the #1 bestseller and Queen of Thrillers comes a gripping suspense perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons
No one can protect you from your past…
When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.
Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?
‘All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ Heat
PRAISE FOR KATERINA DIAMOND
‘A deliciously dark read, Katerina Diamond keeps her readers guessing throughout as she leads us on a very secretive, VERY twisted journey…everything I was expecting from a well-written, pacy thriller.’ LISA HALL, AUTHOR OF BETWEEN YOU AND ME
‘A dark, twisting tale that won’t fail to captivate.’ MINT VELVET
‘This fluid tale about a girl being held hostage is relentless and uncompromisingly dark.’ HEAT
‘This gem of a crime novel is packed with twists until the last page.’ CLOSER
‘Wow, I thought THE TEACHER was fantastic but THE SECRET is on another level. Was gripped all the way through and kept me guessing as the story unfolded.’ NETGALLEY REVIEWER
‘Another grim and gory spider's web from Katerina Diamond – closely following on from THE TEACHER and not letting up on the twists and turns.’
‘An impeccable novel with nail biting chapters…Katerina Diamond deserves the title of Queen of Crime, because I'll be damned if anyone writes novels like she does. 5* doesn't do this book justice.’ THE BRUNETTE BOOKSHELF
‘Has the feeling of a nightmare come to life…’ LOVEREADING
‘The suspense is literally out of this world.’ COMPELLING READS
‘A dark and twisted tale that had me gasping in fear.’ HANDWRITTEN GIRL
Descrizione del libro
The must-read gripping thriller from the #1 bestseller
- ASIN : 0008209219
- Editore : Avon (20 agosto 2018)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Copertina flessibile : 448 pagine
- ISBN-10 : 9780008209216
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008209216
- Peso articolo : 320 g
- Dimensioni : 3.05 x 12.7 x 19.56 cm
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 1,469 in Azione e avventura sul crimine
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The story is one which many people will recognise - women being murdered by someone they have met through a dating app. The only problem is for Imogen and her partner Adrian Miles is that descriptions of the potential suspect differ greatly and there is no discernible link between the victims and the men they may have been dating. The killer is clever, ensuring that any electronic trails are eliminated and leaving no trace of themselves at the scene. So just how will the pair catch this cruel murderer before he, or she, can strike again.
This is really a triple narrative story, part focusing on Imogen and Adrian as they investigate the murder and navigate their own complicated personal and work relationships. It also focuses on a teenage boy, Connor, who has just moved to Exeter with his father. Connor is a curiosity in his new school - American, good looking, easily fitting in with the 'in-crowd', but he is clearly harbouring a dark secret, one which is slowly revealed through the course of the story. Connor should be at ease with the popular kids but he is more fascinated by his next door neighbour, a young girl called Selina, who Connor recognises as a kindred spirit. It is initially hard to see where Connor's story fits in with the main murder investigation but as you read on things become a lot clearer and Katerina Diamond has done a brilliant job of pulling the seemingly separate threads together.
Now I mentioned this was a triple narrative story, and it is, with the third segment being told through a series of flashbacks. I don't want to say too much about this part of the book, but I will say that it is very dark and quite harrowing to read, full of manipulation and abuse and very skilfully helps to build an element of back story which will lead the reader to draw all manner of conclusions along the way about what is really happening. It creates a kind of misdirection, pointing the finger of suspicion to many potential perpetrators as you read, whilst cleverly disguising the truth of what is happening.
I really like the way in which the author builds pace and urgency into the novel. As a reader you feel like the ultimate voyeur. You can tell immediately what will happen and feel the tension building inside you, but are powerless to change what is about to happen. You will curse the victims for their naivety whilst willing them to find a way to fight back. You will want Connor to come good, and yet be horrified by his actions, and you will pray that Imogen and Adrian find a way to stop the killer before it is too late, perched, as you inevitably will be, on the edge of your seat during those final few nail biting chapters. got to be honest, if you are looking for a read where the author takes it easy on their protagonists, then this really isn't your read. Katerina Diamond is just plain mean. I love it.
Fast paced, full of heart-stopping tension intertwined with more poignant and tender moments, this book is highly recommended. If you haven't read any of this series yet you are missing a trick. Get and fix that now. If you are already a fan then rest assured, this is another brilliant read.
Without saying too much, i can say the story is great, the 3 perspectives link together brilliantly. And by how you feel you almost know Imogen and Adrian.
Can't wait for number 5.