Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy. Everyone thinks he’s brilliant. Only you know the truth.
They all smile when he tells us his wife couldn’t be more proud – though if they stopped to think, they would realise no-one has seen her in a while.
They’re impressed when he doesn’t let anything distract him – even the tragic death of a school parent. Even when the whispers start, saying it was murder.
You’re sure Teddy is hiding something about what happened that day. You’re sure you can prove it.
You just didn’t stop to think that when it comes to catching a killer, there’s no place more dangerous than just one step behind..
I received a copy of this book from Penguin UK – Michael Joseph Publishing via NetGalley in return for an honest review
A deliciously irreverent, multi-viewpoint novel that focuses on a disturbing teacher and his questionable methods. Witty humour mitigates the menacing ethos. Easily visualised, vivid characters have unreliable viewpoints that mar the reader’s omnipotent view. This is a story about control, power and wealth.
Gently paced and introspective but with humour, it delivers an addictive, page-turning read.