I am am so excited to reveal the cover for The Teacher, a debut crime novel from Katerina Diamond (on Twitter as @TheVenomousPen). It will upturn everything you thought you knew. And you absolutely will not forget it.
so with no further ado……
You think you know who to trust?
You think you know the difference between good and evil?
You’re wrong …
A LESSON YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.
Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.
And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?
SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME.
This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.
Warning: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!
Now, when we say this is not for the faint-hearted, we really do mean that. I have to warn you that this book has some scenes that are difficult to read, and I wouldn’t judge you in the slightest if you decide it’s not for you. But as someone who has a very real fear of horror films and blood, I couldn’t let myself be put off by this element, as the story is just. So. Mesmerising. There were times when I laughed out loud at the black humour, winced in horror at the killer’s crimes, and skimmed through the pages in fury at what some of the characters were doing. There was a time when I got off the train in silent tears because something had happened which hurt so much to read. Then I promptly emailed the Editor because I simply had to talk to someone about it!
Whatever you think will happen; whatever you think you believe in, you’re wrong.
Do You Dare to read it?
You’ll be able to very soon…
Publisher: Avon (10 Mar. 2016)