Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Promotion by Daniel Hurst, published by Inkubator Books.
What if your worst enemy discovered your darkest secret?
Imogen should be enjoying her life – she is happily married with a high-powered career that could see her rise to the very highest levels of management.
But that’s never going to happen. Because Imogen’s boss Michael has discovered she has a secret, something she has hidden from everyone, even her devoted husband. And if it’s ever revealed, her life will be destroyed.
Which means Imogen is completely and utterly in Michael’s power.
And he loves it – he works her 24/7 and takes all the credit; he invents tedious assignments to fill her weekends; he is openly dismissive and disrespectful. It seems like every week he comes up with some new way to torment her, to make her life a living hell.
And Imogen can’t see any way out – because Michael has told her if she ever tries to leave her job he’ll tell the world what she’s done and her life will be over.
As she becomes more and more desperate, Imogen begins to think the unthinkable. Maybe there is a way to solve the Michael problem – permanently.
The Promotion – the stunning psychological thriller from the author of The Passenger and The Broken Vows.
Is there anything worst than the boss from hell? Yes, it’s the boss from hell knowing your deepest and darkest secrets and using them against you to hold you prisoner. So how far will Imogen go to set herself free from Michael and could she end up a prisoner of a different kind?
The Promotion by Daniel Hurst is a riveting tale that showcases one’s power over another set against a backdrop of the corporate banking world. A moment of desperation for Imogen becomes her worst nightmare when her boss discovers her indiscretion from a couple of years prior and uses it against her. For what gain, I was intrigued and raced through the pages to find out. But there is more to this story. So much more…
Michael as a narcissist has been perfectly created in this role and I just despised him. An egotistical horrible person, he really puts Imogen through a lot and there were so many times I wanted to reach into my Kindle and sock him one! Imogen had my sympathy and has you questioning until it’s revealed what Michael’s hold is on her, but does the punishment fit the crime?
The Promotion is a fast paced read and has been well executed. I was compelled to keep reading and although I found the outcome lacked the thrilling tone that is used up to that point, it still delivers an ending that wraps up the story well.
Thank you to Daniel Hurst, Inkubator Books and Booksprout for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Promotion, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Daniel Hurst
Daniel Hurst was born in the northwest of England, a part of the world famous for its comedians, pasties and terrible weather.
He has been employed in several glamourous roles in his lifetime, including bartending, shelf stacking and procurement administration, all while based in some of the most exotic places on the planet, like Bolton, Preston and South London.
Since following his lifelong passion for writing in 2020, he has amassed a loyal and devoted set of readers, and at one point in 2021, he had seven books in the top 100 of the Psychological Thriller Chart on Amazon.
He is currently writing the fictional 20 Minute Series alongside several standalone psychological thrillers, as well as his shopping list for Asda.