Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Secretary by Renee Knight. (2019).

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The Secretary by Renee Knight. (2019).

**2 out of 5 stars**

Look around you and see who holds the most power in the room: is it the loudest person who looks the part with the most money, or is it the meek overlooked person who bears witness to all of the information and secrets? Christine is the latter type. She’s the type who quietly, perhaps even unwittingly, gathers knowledge of the people she’s there to serve. But there’s a fine line between loyalty and betrayal and when Christine is pushed to her limit, she might become the most dangerous person in the room…

This was one of those awkward times where someone told me the book was amazing and I wouldn’t be able to put it down but then I read it and I really wasn’t a fan. I appreciated the concept of the plotline but found the novel itself to be really slow and frankly, a bit boring. Christine and her boss Mina were both unlikable in different ways. I had little sympathy for Christine, she was willfully and ridiculously naive in relation to Mina, she basically closed her eyes to any negative events/actions around Mina. Mina was a manipulative power hungry bully. The ending of the book was on a whole other level; it was very dramatic and far-fetched in my opinion. This review might sound harsh but at the end of the day, this really wasn’t a book for me.
As always, if the blurb interests you then give it a go because there’s plenty of people that have enjoyed this book and left great reviews.

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