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Don’t Tell Teacher

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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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.   

©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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Great Thriller!

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

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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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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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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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Sound levels all wrong!

I spent the majority of this book turning the volume up and down. Specifically when Tessa was talking, almost caused me to jump in shock everytime

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Awful narration!

I only managed to persevere to chapter eight and had to give up due to the awful narration; the repertoire of voices was very limited and unbelievable for the majority of the characters; I found this to be distracting and whilst it grieves me to waste money I opted for self preservation in the end.
Would I recommend this audiobook Absolutely not!

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fantastic listen

absolutely had me glued couldn't stop listening fantastic really recommend great story well done x

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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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Boring

Sorry. I could not even read to the end. Too many good book out there to read.

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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.