Today is the last stop on the Blog Tour of The Teacher by Katerina Diamond. I was thrilled to be asked by Helena Sheffield from Avon Books to take part with some other fab book bloggers over the last number of weeks. You can check out the other blogs that have been featured below as I've attached the Blog Tour schedule at the end of my review.
Thanks to Helena Sheffield from HarperCollins UK, Avon, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.......
You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil?
You’re wrong …
A LESSON YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall, only hours earlier he’d received a package and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
We are also introduced to Abbey Lucas, a young girl who works in the local museum as a taxidermist but she has been keeping a dark secret and trying her best to forget about her past.
DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are called in to deal with the gruesome murders and must solve the case and make their city safe again as Exeter suffers a rising body count of gruesome and ongoing deaths. Both DS Grey and DS Miles have their own problems and troubles to deal with and address too.
The Teacher was brilliant, it was well written and cleverly constructed. I didn't know who to trust and was a little shocked when the killer was revealed. The killer was everything you'd expect with a killer - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. Clues are fed to us in small amounts throughout the chapters. I will admit that I found parts of the story made my heart thump but it definitely didn't disappoint. I will also say that if you're squeamish or don't like graphic descriptions then maybe this won't be your type of read but I LOVED it. If you can watch and can stomach the likes of the TV series Hannibal or the SAW movies then you will love this.
This is Katrina Diamond's debut novel and I would recommend The Teacher if you're looking for a good thriller full of blood, guts and pretty graphic descriptions. I look forward to reading more of Katrina's work (no pressure).
The Teacher is available on Kindle and in paperback from 10th March 2016 and is currently 99p on Kindle at the time of publication of this review.