The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant

Some people deserve to be taught a lesson…

A gripping thriller with a shocking twist, from the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours. This riveting story about a murdered teacher is perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.

Even the good have to die.
A beloved teacher is murdered and left in a ditch beside a country lane. His wife is found beaten and gagged in their suburban home.

Even the best schools have secrets.
New detective Pippa Adams learns that the teacher ran a homework club for vulnerable pupils. But what did he really teach them?

Even the perfect family has something to hide.
When Pippa scratches the surface of the school community, she meets families who’ve learned a shattering lesson. And finally uncovers the good teacher’s darkest secrets…


I do like a good psychological thriller but don’t often real crime novels like this one, but I liked the sound of the plot. It was amazing! So gripping and compelling that I read it over a weekend.

Pippa is new to CID, and has a lot to learn, but a natural instinct for detective work. She has to get used to the banter, and often sexism, from the other detectives, but you can see her grow in confidence over the course of the novel. I really liked her as a character and found her back story very interesting. She’s a multi-layered character, and I really hope we’ll have more books featuring her in the future, as I feel there’s more to discover about her.

The plot is perfectly paced, revealing a little at a time. I had a few theories as to who the murderer was along the way, but it wasn’t what I expected in the end.

Well plotted, excellent characters and an unexpected twist at the end make for a very engrossing read.



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