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From the bestselling author of Six Minutes, comes a fast-paced, heart-stopping thriller full of gripping tension, twists and turns.




A good teacher can change lives …

Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control.

A late enrolment into her class brings little Gracie. Allison takes the sick girl under her wing, smothering Gracie with the love she can't give her own son. When Gracie has a chance to go to America for treatment, Allison whips up the community into a frenzied fundraising drive.

But as others start to question her judgement and the police arrive at her door, Allison wonders if she can trust herself. Has she crossed a line?

How far will the good teacher go to save a life? And whose life will that be?


An intriguing tale of our times about kindness and betrayal, and the danger of good deeds.




'A fast-paced, heart-stopping thriller full of gripping tension, twists and turns from bestselling author Petronella McGovern.' Who Magazine


'McGovern's books take us to people and places we know, the characters ringing so true. And the books are addictive, leaving you guessing to the very end and wanting more.' Canberra Times


'This book is one-of-a-kind. A beautiful, exciting one-of-a-kind. The writing is tight and addictive, and hours of reading will fly by as you race through this gripping whodunit, trying to guess and second-guess who the baddie is.' Herald Sun

About The Author

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Petronella McGovern's books have been described as domestic noir and psychological suspense. With strong characters and gripping storylines, her novels will keep you reading - and guessing - late into the night. 


Petronella grew up on in a large family on a farm in the Central West region of New South Wales. After travelling and working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and their two teenagers. 


Petronella's bestselling debut novel, Six Minutes, was shortlisted for the Australian Crime Writers' Association's Ned Kelly Awards and longlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller's Indie Book Awards. Her second novel, The Good Teacher, was longlisted for the Davitt Awards. The Liars is her third novel.


Visit www.petronellamcgovern.com.au to learn more!

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