The Teacher by Katerina Diamond


Book Description:

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?


This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.

Warning: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!

My Thoughts:

The Teacher is a novel that certainly seems to have got a buzz about it due to some of it’s content.

With quite a shocking start to the story, the author well and truly had my full attention. Now, I do agree to a certain extent that this novel is not for the faint hearted, BUT, please don’t let this put you off reading this book. Yes some parts of the book certainly do not make for pleasant reading, but it needs to be in there to truly feel the full horror of the storyline. To be honest though, being a hardened crime thriller fan, overall, I didn’t think it shocked me as much as I thought it would do.

The Teacher actually felt more like a detective crime series than just a crime thriller. The reason for this is we meet two detectives that have a bit of a cloud hanging over them in their work lives. They also both have baggage that they are trying to deal with in their own way. I had really taken to both of them by the end of the story and would actually love for the author to carry on some sort of crime series featuring them.

It is hard to say to much more about the novel without giving to much away. I think the whole storyline does give the reader food for thought and will have them questioning themselves.

The Teacher is certainly a dark and sinister read, yet it is one that left me feeling quite emotional by the end. It had me gripped throughout and certainly had my heart racing in places. Will certainly be reading more books by this author.

Many thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, Avon for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

The Teacher is due to be published on the 10th of March and is available to pre order now from Amazon.

7 thoughts on “The Teacher by Katerina Diamond”

  1. Thanks for this review Sarah, and thank you for taking the time to read my book. I’m currently somewhere between my first and second draft of the sequel to the teacher. Any thriller recommendations for me to read?

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