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Don’t Tell Teacher

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For Lizzie Riley, switching her six-year-old son, Tom, to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post divorce. With its excellent reputation and delightful red-brick building, Lizzie knows it'll be a safe space away from home.   

But there's something strange happening at school. Parents are forbidden from entering the grounds, and inside there are bars across the classroom windows.   

Why is Tom coming home exhausted, unable to remember his day? 

What are the strange marks on his arm? 

And why do the children seem afraid to talk?   

Tom's new school might seem picture-perfect. But sometimes appearances can be deceiving.... 

A chilling psychological thriller for anyone who loved Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie and The Couple Next Door.   

©2019 Suzy K Quinn (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Addictive, with a genuine shocker of a twist." (Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice)  

"Twisty and menacing." (Ali Knight, author of Before I Find You)

"Deliciously dark; had me gripped from the get-go." (Rebecca Tinnelly, author of Never Go There)    

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I wasn’t expecting that!!!

Usually, I’m able to guess who the “bad guy” is rather early. I thought I had it pinned down but I was totally wrong! I was stunned. What a great listen!

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Ok, you got me!

Kept me interested from opening sentence up to the very end. Narrator is spot on as she always is. Her variation of the characters voices are perfect.
I nearly always can predict the twists in plot line, but I have to admit, I didn’t see this coming. Highly recommend

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You won't guess the ending!

I was stumped. Some parts were very slow
I think the book could have moved a bit quicker. That's why I arte it a 4 out of five. It was an enjoyable audio book for me!

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So-so book with a great narrator

Let's start by saying the title and summary do not sufficiently describe the book. The "teachers" and the "School" play such a back seat to the evil in this book. The story had a huge twist at the end that it is hard to see coming. It was worth the read but don't be expecting what the summary states.

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Sound inconsistent

I love the narrator so much, she creates such a presence during the reading. That said, I think the production was lacking as the volume went up and down. I realise adjusting the strength is vital to convey the mood, but at times I’d have to have the volume all the way up to be able to hear. Then it would switch back and be blaring. Consistency in the sound would make this better and more enjoyable.

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Riveting story!

This book kept me in suspense every minute. If you like plot twists, this one delivers. I liked Imogen Church's portrayal of the characters. Lately I've discovered many suspense novels using the multi-character, first-person narratives, and I think this one uses that technique quite well. One reviewer thought it moved slowly, but I thought the narration was well-paced and built to a peak at the perfect moment in time. Go ahead and use the credit on this one!

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Really good narration

I also liked the story. Nothing to write home about, but it kept me interested.

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