The Secretary | Podium Audio

The Secretary

By: Britney King

Performed by: Karissa Vacker, Samantha Desz

Released: August 02, 2022

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 05 hr, 14 min

From the bestselling author of _The Social Affair _and _HER _comes a new mind-bending thriller about a young woman whose life takes a wicked turn when she lands her dream job.
The job comes with a lot of perks–a mysterious new boss is one of them– and his deep pockets don’t hurt.
In her first week, Gillian finds a note on her desk with two boxes and a question:
Will you have dinner with me? Check yes or no.
It was easily the best night of her whole young life. The second note arrived looking very much the same, only different.
Do you have what it takes to be in my world?
Gillian has been asked to handle a lot of tasks in her work.
But covering up a murder might be the strangest one yet.
Check yes or no.
She can check yes and face prison time. Hypothetically. No, and she finds out why the job was vacant.
Tautly paced, _The Secretary _is an unnerving and electrifying psychological thriller about illusion, passion, and the dangerous places ambition can take you. Full of enough tension and twists to make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat, it keeps you guessing until the very end.



Britney King

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two very literary dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a peach tree. When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic, and romantic thrillers set in suburbia. Without a doubt, she thinks connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online at



Karissa Vacker

Karissa is an Audie Award Finalist and AudioFile Earphones award-winning narrator based in Los Angeles by way of Texas. She is a classically trained actor with credits from major regional theaters and also enjoys a career in film and TV.  She excels at narrating YA fiction, women's fiction, and suspense/thrillers.



Samantha Desz

I’m an NYC-based, classically trained actor with an extensive background in theater, as both an actor and producer. I now work primarily as an audiobook narrator and voice actor with several Earphone Awards and almost 150 titles between me and my romance/erotica pseudonym Anastasia Watley. My favorite genres include so many, but leading the pack are always mystery/thriller, magical realism/fantasy, complex and multi-layered fiction, and anything with a smart, snarky, funny, tough leading lady. I also regularly narrate long-form journalism for the NY Times and Audm, which helps to satisfy my insatiable appetite for news. When I’m not in the booth, I’m probably wrangling my twin toddlers and/or cleaning up their chaos. Or hopefully enjoying some good wine, good food, and good cocktails with good company and conversation — there is just absolutely nothing like the satisfying mess and laughter after a long dinner with your favorite people!