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  • Don’t Tell Teacher

  • By: Suzy K Quinn
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Summary

School should have been the safest place....  

For Lizzie Riley, switching her eight-year-old son Tom to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post-divorce. With its excellent reputation and outstanding results, 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 anything about his day? What are the strange marks on his arm? And when Lizzie tries to question the other children, why do they seem afraid to talk?  

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

©2018 Suzy K Quinn (P)2018 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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Almost put off by other reviews but glad I bought this

It took a bit of getting past the whinging voice of Lizzy but once engaged in the story I really enjoyed this.

I don’t agree it’s implausible as said in another review - just unusual. No spoilers here but if you want something a bit different with a twist do get this book.

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Great Thriller!

I really enjoyed this Audiobook! Great plot, great twist at the end! recommend this book.

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Ridiculous

Cartoon characters, particularly Tessa; I had to skip over her chapters as they annoyed me so much. Comments about school security were naive - schools do have locked gates, CCTV and signing in procedures. It was like listening to a children’s book but with swearing. I was determined to listen to the end (with much skipping) to see how much more ridiculous it got, yet the ending seemed sensible in comparison! Not my favourite listen.

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Skipped 20 chapters and hardly missed a thing

ohhhhh it went on and on and on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, round in circles about the same thing.

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BRILLIANT!

Gosh, what a story - so many red herrings & totally unexpected ending ..
Its a must listen to .. !

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An eye opener

This book is well worth reading, the narration and plot are excellent. I loved the children’s * characters, the dialogue was hilarious,a black comedy in the making. I’m not sure I liked the ending, a tad unnecessary but for the sake of completeness, appreciated.

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Fabulous

Really enjoyed this book and I found it by searching Imogen Church as she’s my favorite narrator. Would definitely recommend it

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Don't tell the Teacher

I thoroughly enjoyed this book which moved briskly along whilst allowing the plot to emerge slowly but cleverly. I must commend the narrator Imogen Church who was so easy on the ear and brought the story to life.

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wo. Totally didn't see that coming!

I've literally only just finished this book in the last 30 minutes, and all I can say is, wo. I've read a lot of thrillers with twists in my time, but that was a total twist in every sense of the word. It's very hard to review this book without giving away spoilers, but I am pretty sure that you, like me, won't be able to stop once you start. I thought I knew exactly ish, where the story was going, how the characters felt, and questioning the school. Nope, completely wrong. I had tears in my eyes at the end. Well done Sussie, brilliant writing! You totally got me there!

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eye opener

very good story with shocking and eye opening results
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  • 29-04-20

Don't waste your money on this one!

It felt like watching paint dry. Terrible narration. At times I listened at 150 speed. I forced myself to listen up to chapter 43 and then skipped to the final chapter. Not worth your time and money.