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The Teacher: A shocking and gripping crime thriller – NOT for the faint-hearted! (English Edition) Formato Kindle
The #1 bestseller with over a quarter of a million copies sold
‘A terrific story, originally told. All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ HEAT
‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. This formidable debut is a page-turner, but don’t read it before bed if you’re easily spooked!’ SUN
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?
If you love The Teacher, don’t miss Katerina Diamond’s new standalone thriller The Heatwave
This is what readers are saying about THE TEACHER:
‘The story flowed so brilliantly and made me keep turning the pages; a thriller from beginning to end. Each scene was rich and vivid; highly recommended’
‘This is a story that immediately pulls you in and doesn’t let go until the last page … The story flowed so brilliantly and made me keep turning the pages; a thriller from beginning to end. Each scene was rich and vivid; highly recommended’
‘It stands out a mile with its poisonous cover and the story within refused to let go of me’
‘A truly page-turning, somewhat gruesome read. Well written, pacy and with great characters’
“The Teacher is a fast-paced grisly page-turner and an extraordinary debut from Katerina Diamond’
‘It had me gripped throughout and certainly had my heart racing’
“A deliciously dark novel … The characters are a wonderful mix of nasty and nice, each with their own quirks and agendas.”
‘A serial killer is nothing new within fiction, but this story, along with its great police-duo, is up with the best of them’
‘Katerina Diamond has created a pacy, powerful debut which will have her readers begging for more’--Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
Descrizione del libro
A shocking and gripping crime thriller – NOT for the faint-hearted!--Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
- ASIN : B017N7914I
- Editore : Avon; UK ed. edizione (10 marzo 2016)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 1331 KB
- Da testo a voce : Abilitato
- Screen Reader : Supportato
- Miglioramenti tipografici : Abilitato
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- Word Wise : Abilitato
- Lunghezza stampa : 402 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 156,163 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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As it appears in the Kindle version, this text seems to have been written by someone with little or no knowledge of the difference between a comma and a full stop. This is not a small hiccup: it was consistently wrong as far as I read, which was up to the section entitled The Businessman. Then I gave up as it was irritating me so much.
Granted I am a publishing industry professional, and hence particularly aware of correct punctuation. I don't think, however, that it is too much to ask that books like this should have been copy-edited by someone qualified, even if the writer is not. In fact, particularly when the writer is not.
And I am not nit-picking. This is not something that is 'a little bit wrong', a matter of taste perhaps, in just a few places. It's absolutely wrong, no argument, all the way through as far as I read. I do not often give up on books, and I have NEVER given up on one because of the punctuation before, but this is BAD.
The plot is well put together and rather than being a typical whodunit with multiple twist and turns, it is more a plot being slowly revealed because it is clear, pretty early on, who the killer is and who will catch her/him. Don’t let that put you off because layer after layer is revealed as to the circumstances that formed the motivation and modus operandi of the killer, and the background to the other main characters. Each thread fits together really well and comes together at different times, ensuring the story is kept at a great pace. The characters are quite dysfunctional at times as they struggle with their past and the relationships they start to develop.
While the main plot is obvious there are other subplots and agendas being played out and it all had meaning with interrelating facets and never felt cliché. The ending is good and creates more questions that has you thinking after you’ve finished the book. I couldn’t start another book right away as I couldn’t get this one out of my mind.
This is a tremendous story and very impressive as a debut novel. I’ve already bought her other two books.
To begin with I admit I found myself confused each chapter introduces new characters, so by the half way mark there were an array of characters that I found difficult to keep tabs on, but then it happened! The Teacher began to make sense and I realised just how clever the author had been, she set the scene and then cunningly bought all the characters together in a dark and troubling tale. From the title I pretty much had the plot worked out in my head, but rather like the book nothing was as it seemed and it wasn’t long before I realised I had been pretty much misdirected by the blurb.
The Teacher introduces a new partnership DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles, and I’m intrigued by the pair as I’ve come to expect in a crime thriller they both appear to be messed up, but I’m interested to see how there partnership will evolve over the series. The Teacher is very much about good V evil, I never expected to have any sympathy for a killer that could do such awful things to other people, but I did, as to the reasons why, well I’m not about to giveaway spoilers so you will just have to read the book and see.
Although I enjoyed The Teacher I did find it a slightly disappointing read, I think because of all the hype surrounding this book I expected something more, but in fairness that’s my problem and not the authors. I do think The Teacher was a great start to a new crime series, deliciously dark with an eclectic mix of characters and I will certainly read the next two books in the series at some point.
The descriptions of how victims died and the crime scenes were so vivid that I was grimacing as I read the gory details. Nevertheless, I loved the fact that the author triggered this reaction from me.
The protagonists' lives were explored in detail which was really good because it showed how damaged and troubled they were. As I continued to read The Teacher, I was soon addicted and was on he edge of my seat wondering how on earth the book was going to end.
I am happy that there is going to be a second novel containing the characters of Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey and I will be reading that when it is released. I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy crime thrillers. ADVICE: do not be put off by the disconnected events in the beginning. Persevere and you will be glad you did.
But. I cannot believe that someone committing sadistic murders is a nice decent person, they may be having a split personality but at least one of these is a vicious psychopath. Whatever has happened to the person, sadism on this scale is not an answer.
Every positive character has emotional problems. This has been a bit too tedious, I do not much like being overburdened with the characters’ personal demons.
In the future I will stick to my regular authors, this book was a one off.