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The Guilty Teacher

A novel by


The gripping psychological thriller from bestseller J. A. Baker

What happens when the past and the present collide?

Dominic Rose, a teacher and a recluse, lives in an old cottage at the edge of the woods with his frail, bedridden mother. A loner, Dominic has spent decades pining after the love of his life, Clara who vanished while staying with her grandparents. And rumours about Dominic persist….

When Kate Winston and her family move to North Yorkshire, it should have been a fresh start. But when Kate’s son, Alexander, makes friends with a local boy who has a reputation for being difficult, a chain of events is set in place that will alter the lives of those involved forever.

Soon Alexander is being led astray and then the two boys turn their attentions to their fragile teacher Dominic.

But the boys are going to learn that actions have consequences…and sometimes they can be deadly.

Please Note: This book was previously published as The Face of Clara Morgan

'Engaging characters, a chilling tale - Baker at her best!' Bestselling author Valerie Keogh

'A dark and twisting thrill ride that asks the question: how well do you really know your parents? It kept me hooked until the final page!' Bestselling author M.A. Hunter

'A dark and twisty thriller that keep you guessing at the truth, The Perfect Parents is an addictive read!' Bestselling author Alison Stockham

'This captivating pacy thriller sucks you in from the first page and spits you out at the last! I thought I’d worked it out, but no… the twists kept coming and the final reveal is a heartbreaker 💔' Bestselling author Ruby Speechley

'Fast-paced, riveting thriller. Gripped until the last page!' Bestselling author Diana Wilkinson

'A twisty, creepy story expertly told. Perfect for reading on dark winter evenings…with the doors double-locked and bolted. Highly recommended!' Bestselling author Amanda James

Genre: Mystery

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