Today I am thrilled to be hosting the blog tour for Don’t Tell Teacher by Suzy K Quinn.
Ever since Tom started his new school, something’s changed. He doesn’t seem like my little boy anymore, and I’m frightened…
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.
Oh. My. God. That was the only words that came to mind after I finished this very excellent thriller. It literally had me on tenterhooks throughout. Lizzie is running from Ollie, her violent ex-husband. Both she and six year old Tom are moving on and starting again where he can no longer hurt them. Starting again isn’t easy though but Social Services has secured Tom at the local academy school, a school that has excellent reputations – and should be a safe haven for Tom. There’s a lot of things that start to ring alarm bells for Lizzie though and she begins to feel that the happy, healthy child she knows and loves is disappearing. Something is going on inside those walls and she’ll do anything to get to the bottom of it.
I read this pretty much in one sitting. It was absolutely gripping and, as a mother of a young boy, absolutely terrifying but I just could not look away. There is a sense of menace and tension running throughout and so many twists and turns! I was absolutely stunned as the ended unfolded and things became clearer. I honestly did not see it coming. I felt so wretched for poor Lizzie and what she was going through. The School and it’s slightly sinister staff added so much suspense and a little fear to be honest. We send our children off to a place where we expect them to be protected and what if that trust was abused? Social Services and their difficult job was also very well portrayed in exhausted, work stretched Kate. Without wanting to give to much away I will say that the small note she held towards the end sent an absolute chill down my spine.
This is a chilling read that was completely absorbing and one that I thoroughly recommend.
Don’t Tell Teacher is available on both Audiobook and eBook. The paperback edition is published today! (July 11th 2019). Go get it!
About the author
Suzy K Quinn