The Teacher’s Secret
On a sunny Friday afternoon, beloved teacher Mrs. Walker and her eight-year-old son wave goodbye to their friends in the school playground. But they never make it home…
It’s only been a week, but the bright little faces at the picture-perfect school I’ve stepped into have captured my heart. Their big doe eyes, their paint-covered fingers and clinging hugs. They’ve been through so much, with their favourite teacher and classmate still missing…
I’m doing all I can to help them adjust, but I can’t avoid the swirling rumours that say Cate Walker’s charismatic husband, Oliver – our headteacher – is involved in her disappearance. The thought makes me shudder. But the more I find out about Cate, the more I wonder if she was also hiding a terrible secret…
I’m determined to uncover the truth about what really happened. I have to protect these other innocent children from the same fate – it’s my duty as their teacher.
That is, until an anonymous note turns up threatening me if I don’t stop looking. Until my home is broken into while I sleep.
I know the longer I stay here, the more danger I’m in.
But whoever’s trying to scare me doesn’t know who I am – or why I’m really here.
Or just how far I’ll go to protect the people I love…
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller, where no one is who they seem, that will get your heart pounding! Perfect for fans of addictive page-turners like The Housemaid, The Family Across the Street and The Family Upstairs.
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‘OMG!! No review is going to do this masterpiece justice!… You can taste the fear and the tension… I read hundreds of thrillers a year and this one is easily in the top 2% of thrillers I’ve ever come across… A must-read… Sheer brilliance.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘I’m still in shock… You literally can’t trust ANYONE or anything… All I could think was WHAT??… Every time I gasped at a plot twist, I got a strange look from across the room… 100% recommend to anyone who wants to overwhelm themselves with shocking twists and reveals. Absolutely brilliant.’ @hollyschapter, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐