‘Literally blown away! Just when you think nothing can surprise you, I’m still in shock from the twist!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
School should have been the safest place…
For Lizzie Riley, switching her eight-year-old son Tom to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post-divorce. With its excellent reputation and outstanding results, Lizzie knows it’ll be a safe space away from home.
But there's something strange happening at school. Parents are forbidden from entering the grounds and inside, there are bars across the classroom windows.
Why is Tom coming home exhausted, unable to remember anything about his day? What are the strange marks on his arm? And when Lizzie tries to question the other children, why do they seem afraid to talk?
Tom’s new school might seem picture-perfect. But sometimes appearances can be deceiving…
A chilling psychological thriller for anyone who loved Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie and The Couple Next Door.
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Everyone is talking about Don’t Tell Teacher:
'Layers of intrigue and suspense, with a brilliant sting in the tale’ MEL SHERRATT, author of HUSH HUSH
’The thriller of the year – I was totally gripped’ LIZA FOREMAN, journalist
‘Just *brilliant*! Full of twists and turns.’ LISA HALL, author of THE PARTY
’OMG – what a book! Brilliantly written and utterly chilling. Just wow!’ DARREN O’SULLIVAN, author of OUR LITTLE SECRET
‘A page-turning read filled with suspense’ SAM CARRINGTON, author of ONE LITTLE LIE
‘Addictive, with a genuine shocker of a twist'. ROZ WATKINS, author of THE DEVIL’S DICE
‘An unexpected twist!’ RUTH DUGDALL, author of THE WOMAN BEFORE ME
‘Deliciously dark; had me gripped from the get-go.’ REBECCA TINNELLY, author of NEVER GO THERE
‘Twisty and menacing’ ALI KNIGHT, author of BEFORE I FIND YOU
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About the Author
Suzy K Quinn is an internationally bestselling author.Web:www.suzykquinn.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didnt see the twist until it was happening. The book kept me guessing the whole way through. Great read.
Lizzie and son Tom have moved away and are desperate to start a new life but what is lurking under the surface of the perfect new school that Tom has been enrolled in? I must admit that I read a lot of psychological thrillers during the year and I’m getting to the point now where I can guess the twist and occasionally even guess the entire plot a few chapters in! Every now and again however, there comes a book that completely knocks me backwards with it’s ending and is a pleasure to read that I recommend thoroughly to everyone I come across as soon as I put it down. This year Don’t Tell Teacher is that book. The plot is masterfully split between two perspectives – mother Lizzie and social worker Kate with flashbacks to Lizzie’s past with the violent Olly. There were times I had to physically put the book down as it was so upsetting to see the young son Tom being failed by the school, parents and social workers in turn. Kate’s perspective in particular was great and a nice insight into the lives of social workers who have far too many children on their case load and have to prioritise cases for the most obviously dangerous while avoiding those that may actually be just as bad or worse. No spoilers on here but the ending really shocked me and is such a great conclusion to the story which has a great pace throughout. Overall Don’t Tell Teacher is one of my standout reads for 2019 and easily on my Kindig Gems list – grab a copy asap! Thank you to NetGalley & HQ for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.