'A classic whodunnit with the characters carefully crafted and the tension at a knife edge' SUNDAY EXPRESS
A DARK, GRIPPING MYSTERY FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOANNE HARRIS
At St Oswald's, a long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England, a new year has just begun. For the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork and Information Technology rule the world; and Roy Straitley, the eccentric veteran Latin master, is finally - reluctantly - contemplating retirement.
But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs. And a bitter grudge, hidden and carefully nurtured for thirteen years, is about to erupt.
'A gripping psychological thriller... Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists' DAILY EXPRESS
'[A] clever story of obsession and revenge... Ms Harris has scored another success' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"[A] gripping psychological thriller... Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists and Gentlemen & Players, with its pace, wit and acute observation, shows her at the top of her form"
"[A] delicious black comedy ... the plot is so cleverly constructed, the tension so unflagging, you'd think she'd been writing thrillers all her life"
"With a lightness of touch, Harris illuminates just how resentment of privilege and exclusion can lead to violent resolutions... Marvellously mischievous"
"[A] clever story of obsession and revenge... Ms Harris has scored another success"
"A classic whodunnit with the characters carefully crafted and the tension at a knife edge"