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by Margaret Murphy (Goodreads Author)
When one of her pupils disappears, teacher Geri Simpson finds it hard to accept. But when another goes missing shortly after she alone fears a more sinister hand at work...The start of the school week usually comes as a welcome relief for Geri, for the weekends serve only to highlight her crumbling home life with boyfriend Nick. But this Monday morning, the tension in the ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 7th 2001 by Pan Macmillan
(first published 2000)
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A serial killer is on the loose, one that targets teenage boys. This is a game of elimination, one that the reader can participate in as they follow the suspicions of a teacher and her librarian friend who are determined to bring the culprit to justice, placing themselves in the firing line. Apart from a few grammatical errors and a slightly weak ending I did enjoy this. The errors may be down to the editors, and the ending, well I would have liked to have found out a little of the killers ...more
Good but not as good as her writing as AD Garret. However, this was an enjoyable thriller and really ratched up the tension near the end. I think my only issue with it , as I have said, was that I came to this author via AD Garret and the female cop protagonist is nothing like Geri the school teacher in this one. But it deserves 4 starts nonetheless. Wll certainly read more of her work and highly recommend her.
Margaret Murphy's non-romantic fiction - ie the thrillers - are generally a good, quick, light read. This one not so much, not as good as her other books. The story was OK but it lacked sparkle. The villain was pretty obvious despite (or perhaps because of) attempts to muddy the waters. It was not particularly gripping, kind of flat story-telling.