Welcome back to book review Sunday
Today I’m reviewing “The Teacher” by Katerina Diamond
“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?”
The first thing I need to say about this book is that it is DARK. I mean really dark, gritty and a little bit twisted (and I don’t mean that in an insulting way, if you read it you’ll know what I mean) I wouldn’t really say its a mystery, I figured out who the murderer was pretty early on, but it’s a page turner. It’s pretty gruesome and explicit in the descriptions, so you need a strong stomach for it. However I do think it’s a really good book, Katerina has taken a very unsettling and taboo topic and tackled it in a shocking way, but I quite like that, it’s different from anything I’ve read before and the book really challenges you. It makes you think would you do in these situations? Would you let a killer go if you knew what was motivating them, or is a killer a killer regardless of the reason?
This book really won’t be everyones cup of tea and a lot of people would probably find it too much, however if you have the stomach for it, you can download it here