From the bestselling author of Six Minutes, comes a fast-paced, heart-stopping thriller full of gripping tension, twists and turns.
A good teacher can change lives…
Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control.
A late enrolment into her class brings little Gracie. Allison takes the sick girl under her wing, smothering Gracie with the love she can't give her own son. When Gracie has a chance to go to America for treatment, Allison whips up the community into a frenzied fundraising drive.
But as others start to question her judgement and the police arrive at her door, Allison wonders if she can trust herself. Has she crossed a line?
How far will the good teacher go to save a life? And whose life will that be?
An intriguing tale of our times about kindness and betrayal, and the danger of good deeds.
Praise for SIX MINUTES
'Impossible to put down and full of twists and turns you won't see coming! I loved this fabulous debut novel.' Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers
'This book is one-of-a-kind. A beautiful, exciting one-of-a-kind. The writing is tight and addictive, and hours of reading will fly by as you race through this gripping whodunit, trying to guess and second-guess who the baddie is.' Herald Sun
'A superb debut full of twists that will have you guessing until the last, tense moment.' Who
Petronella McGovern is a writer and editor who grew up on a farm outside Bathurst, NSW. After working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and two children. Petronella's bestselling first novel, Six Minutes was published in 2019. The Good Teacher is her second novel.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format
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