The Teacher

The Teacher : A Shocking and Compelling New Crime Thriller That's Not for the Faint-Hearted

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`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?


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

WARNING: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 142 x 31.75mm | 226.8g
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0008338418
  • 9780008338411

Review quote

"A terrific story, originally told. All hail the new queen of crime!" - HEAT

This is what readers are saying already:

"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."
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About Katerina Diamond

Katerina Diamond was born in Weston in the seventies. She moved to Thessaloniki in Greece and attended Greek school where she learnt Greek in just 6 months. After her parents' divorce, they relocated to Devon. After school, and working in her uncle's fish and chip shop, she went (briefly) to university at Derby, where she met her husband and had two children. Katerina now lives on the East Kent Coast with her husband and children. She is a Sunday Times and Kindle bestseller.
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Rating details

14,194 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 33% (4,614)
4 35% (4,906)
3 22% (3,119)
2 7% (1,035)
1 4% (520)
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