The gripping new psychological thriller from Joanne Harris, to follow her bestselling Gentlemen & Players and Blueeyedboy. Perfect for fans of Claire Mackintosh, BA Paris, Paula Hawkins and Tracy Chevalier. After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside. A new broom has arrived, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things. ' A masterpiece of misdirection ' Val McDermid; 'An impeccable thriller denouement...consistently entertaining' Sunday Times; 'Magnificently plotted...darkly humorous' Observer What the critics said about Gentlemen & Players and Blueeyedboy: 'A terrific and absorbing suspense novel...twists and turns to keep you on your toes' - Peter Robinson; 'Gripping psychological thriller...one of our most accomplished novelists... pace, wit and acute observation...at the top of her form' - Daily Express; 'The plot is so cleverly constructed, the tension so unflagging, you'd think she'd been writing thrillers all her life' Daily Mail; '[A] clever story of obsession and revenge' - Sunday Telegraph
"A magnificently plotted and twisty journey to the heart of a 24-year-old crime...darkly humorous...constantly wrongfoots and misdirects...up to a satisfyingly eccentric conclusion." Observer
Joanne Harris arbeitete fünfzehn Jahre lang als Lehrerin, bevor ihr mit Chocolat der Durchbruch gelang. Sie ist heute eine der erfolgreichsten und einflussreichsten englischen Autorinnen. Weltweit hat sie mehr als 15 Millionen Bücher verkauft.