The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher

Rachel Sargeant / Apr 23, 2019

The Good Teacher Some people deserve to be taught a lesson A gripping thriller with a shocking twist from the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours This riveting story about a murdere

  • Title: The Good Teacher
  • Author: Rachel Sargeant
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  • Page: 228
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  • Some people deserve to be taught a lesson

    A gripping thriller with a shocking twist, from the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours This riveting story about a murdered teacher is perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.

    Even the good have to die.A beloved teacher is murdered and left in a ditch beside a country lane His wife is found beaten and g

    Some people deserve to be taught a lesson

    A gripping thriller with a shocking twist, from the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours This riveting story about a murdered teacher is perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.

    Even the good have to die.A beloved teacher is murdered and left in a ditch beside a country lane His wife is found beaten and gagged in their suburban home.

    Even the best schools have secrets.New detective Pippa Adams learns that the teacher ran a homework club for vulnerable pupils But what did he really teach them

    Even the perfect family has something to hide.When Pippa scratches the surface of the school community, she meets families who ve learned a shattering lesson And finally uncovers the good teacher s darkest secrets

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dedicates his time after school to helping underprivileged students Recently married to Gaby his life is the picture of perfection So how did he find himself murdered in a ditch on the side of the road while his wife was beaten nearly to death and tied up in their home You ll have to read it to find out The ending was rather lackluster and wasn t very surprising either Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and Killer Reads for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 39 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jan 27, 2019 Lou rated it really liked it The Good Teacher is the second novel of Ms Sargeant s I have had the pleasure to enjoy it matches up pretty well against The Perfect Neighbours It is also the first in a proposed new series featuring the delightfully ditsy DC Pippa Adams This is a cross between police procedural and family domestic drama, and it s a fun, scream through in an afternoon type of book Granted it s not an especially original concept, but it s well written, fast paced and easy to engage with, and Pippa is a charac The Good Teacher is the second novel of Ms Sargeant s I have had the pleasure to enjoy it matches up pretty well against The Perfect Neighbours It is also the first in a proposed new series featuring the delightfully ditsy DC Pippa Adams This is a cross between police procedural and family domestic drama, and it s a fun, scream through in an afternoon type of book Granted it s not an especially original concept, but it s well written, fast paced and easy to engage with, and Pippa is a character that is multi dimensional, different and yet rather scatterbrained for someone of her police rank or calibre.There is an ominous undertone that underpins every page, puts the reader off kilter and has them wondering what exactly is around the corner The tension is then ratcheted up by a good few twists in the tale, and the secrets, deception and devious dealings rise up to the surface This is a particularly suitable read for those who like their crime fiction on the clean side as there are no gory or graphic scenes Recommended.Many thanks to Rachel Sargeant for forwarding me an ARC You can also find my reviews posted here on my blog flag 18 likesLike see review Rachel Sargeant Thank you so much, Lou, for this lovely review I m glad you liked the story Jan 27, 2019 10 21AM Deanna Great review, Lou Jan 27, 2019 06 47PM Dec 08, 2018 Susan rated it really liked it This novel is an odd mix of the modern, police procedural, but with hints of a cosier, character driven mystery It begins with the murder of a respected teacher, found stabbed in a ditch, his wife left, beaten, and tied up in her own kitchen It is the first day out of uniform for Detective Constable Pippa Adams, when she is sent to the house of Mrs Gaby Block, wife of the victim, Carl Edward Brock Pippa is a wonderful character and it was her, without doubt, which made the book work for This novel is an odd mix of the modern, police procedural, but with hints of a cosier, character driven mystery It begins with the murder of a respected teacher, found stabbed in a ditch, his wife left, beaten, and tied up in her own kitchen It is the first day out of uniform for Detective Constable Pippa Adams, when she is sent to the house of Mrs Gaby Block, wife of the victim, Carl Edward Brock Pippa is a wonderful character and it was her, without doubt, which made the book work for me Far from being from the wrong side of the tracks, she tones down her upper class accent Her parents are divorced and she joined the police after leaving a promising career in dance, but, that aside, she is delightfully normal A little shy, and gauche, she is apt to say the wrong thing, blush at the wrong time and get things wrong Nicknamed Agatha by Sergeant, Mike Matthews, after an unguarded comment about Christie, she is aware that she is seen as the new girl and unsure of how to be taken seriously.The mystery itself centres on the unlikely victim and why he was murdered, when so many speak highly of him There is much about office politics both at the school where Mr Brock worked, and at Penbury Police HQ, where Pippa has to negotiate her new job If you like character driven mysteries, without much violence, then this may well appeal to you I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review flag 15 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Mandy White rated it really liked it Shelves net galley The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant is a quick and addictive book The story is fast paced and keeps you wanting I was not a big fan of the main character, she was a bit all over the place but still enjoyed this read.Pippa Adams is young cop, new to the area The first case on her first day is a kidnapping and murder The murder victim is a well loved teacher at the local school and his wife is found tied up in their home as they get into their investigation they find that maybe this teac The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant is a quick and addictive book The story is fast paced and keeps you wanting I was not a big fan of the main character, she was a bit all over the place but still enjoyed this read.Pippa Adams is young cop, new to the area The first case on her first day is a kidnapping and murder The murder victim is a well loved teacher at the local school and his wife is found tied up in their home as they get into their investigation they find that maybe this teacher was not so good after all The ending will surprise you for sure Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Impulse and Killer Reads for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 28, 2018 Liz Barnsley rated it liked it Compelling psychological thriller Review to follow for the tour flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Nicki rated it really liked it Firstly I would like to sincerely thank Rachel Sargeant and Killer Reads for sending me an advanced copy of this gripping thriller And for giving me the opportunity to take part in the Blog tour.On her first day out of uniform, new Detective Pippa Adams finds herself investigating a bizarre murder mystery The body of a beloved teacher had been discovered lying in a ditch beside a country road And when the police went to inform the deceased wife,they found her beaten and gagged in the kitchen Firstly I would like to sincerely thank Rachel Sargeant and Killer Reads for sending me an advanced copy of this gripping thriller And for giving me the opportunity to take part in the Blog tour.On her first day out of uniform, new Detective Pippa Adams finds herself investigating a bizarre murder mystery The body of a beloved teacher had been discovered lying in a ditch beside a country road And when the police went to inform the deceased wife,they found her beaten and gagged in the kitchen of their suburban home.When Pippa and her new colleagues start digging into the teachers life, they discover that he ran a homework club for vulnerable children.But what did he teach them Was the club as innocent as it seemed It seems that the good teacher was hiding dark secrets But who killed him and why The Good Teacher is quite a quick read that has a shocking,heart pounding opening chapter Then we are introduced to ex ballet dancer Pippa and follow her and her not very likeable colleagues investigation into the teacher s murder All Pippa wants is to be accepted and taken seriously but her new colleagues just seemed to treat her like she was just a major inconvenience As the story unfolded, I really tried to feel some sympathy or empathy for Pippa but I didn t think she a very memorable main character I can honestly say that out of all the main characters in this book,the only one I liked by the time I finished reading it was DS Mike Matthews Scattered throughout the story was the odd chapter here and there that was voiced by a character called Benjamin Hedges If you want to find out how he fits into the story,then you are just going to have to read the book and find out for yourself.I enjoyed the mystery elements of this fast paced thriller There was several twists and turns along the way including one twist that was totally unexpected The chapters were short and snappy and gave the reader a very bad case of Just one chapter syndrome It was a enjoyable read,my one personal issue being that there was a bit too much office politics at the police station for my liking Although I didn t enjoy The Good Teacher as much as I loved The Perfect Neighbours that will not stop me from looking forward to reading books written by this author in the future flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 03, 2019 Stephanie Strazzybooks rated it it was ok I didn t particularly enjoy this book, and I almost didn t finish it a few times The story was instantly intriguing, but something was off for me with the writing and plotting I felt disconnected to the characters and lost interest in what was happening with the murder mystery, amidst the police station drama While it was somewhat interesting to see a young woman rise up through the detective ranks, her inner voice was way too obnoxious for me the MC seemed to always be blushing, doubting he I didn t particularly enjoy this book, and I almost didn t finish it a few times The story was instantly intriguing, but something was off for me with the writing and plotting I felt disconnected to the characters and lost interest in what was happening with the murder mystery, amidst the police station drama While it was somewhat interesting to see a young woman rise up through the detective ranks, her inner voice was way too obnoxious for me the MC seemed to always be blushing, doubting herself, or remembering a mysterious, violent past experience The men that surround her in the precinct are pretty terrible and stereotypically dickheads I didn t really understand the characters like the randomly placed stepmother or their motivations This one didn t work for me, but others may enjoy seeing the MC try to prove herself as a detective and the twist at the end flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Rachel Sargeant rated it it was amazing Review from the author If you ve read The Good Teacher, I d like to thank you for spending your precious time with my book I hope you enjoyed it.For anyone interested, here s how I came to write the novel.In 2002 I went to a crime writing workshop led by crime writer David Armstrong He set us a five minute exercise to write about a character at a crime scene We shared our work in the group and I was happy with what the others said about my paragraph my first piece of fiction since school days On the way home, I If you ve read The Good Teacher, I d like to thank you for spending your precious time with my book I hope you enjoyed it.For anyone interested, here s how I came to write the novel.In 2002 I went to a crime writing workshop led by crime writer David Armstrong He set us a five minute exercise to write about a character at a crime scene We shared our work in the group and I was happy with what the others said about my paragraph my first piece of fiction since school days On the way home, I called into a newsagents and spotted Writing Magazine, a magazine I d never noticed before Enthused by the workshop, I bought a copy It took me a few days to read it but eventually I came to an advert for the magazine s annual crime short story competition I had a go at expanding my 100 word workshop piece into a 1600 word story, covering the same scene I sent off my finished effort to the competition and couldn t believe it when it actually won and I was invited to the award ceremony at Harrogate.Buoyed up by this success, I rewrote my short story as the first chapter of a full length crime novel I managed to find a publisher and the book came out in 2010 After a few years, it went out of print and the publisher returned the rights to me In the meantime I d undertaken a Creative Writing Masters I met three fantastic fellow writers on the course and we ve continued to share early drafts of our work for comment I thought I d rewrite my novel using the techniques I d learnt on the course and with feedback from my three writing buddies By the time I d updated the book, I d acquired a literary agent and The Perfect Neighbours had been published by HarperCollins When I sent the latest version of my first novel to my agent, she sent it to my Perfect Neighbours editor He took it on, helped me update it further and gave it the new title of The Good Teacher I can honestly say my book started life sixteen years ago as a 100 word exercise Several thousand words and the support of many people later, it s made it to the Killer Reads list I hope you like it flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Shelley rated it liked it 3 1 2 Stars A man found after a vicious attack opens the book and immediately grabs hold of your heart, pulling you along for an emotional ride through the tale of a teacher s death The characterization and heart are very well done in this story I found this far emotional than I had expected I was initially convinced I knew where this story was heading and was then shocked when I found out what had really been going on Bit by bit, the reader is introduced not just to the private persona 3 1 2 Stars A man found after a vicious attack opens the book and immediately grabs hold of your heart, pulling you along for an emotional ride through the tale of a teacher s death The characterization and heart are very well done in this story I found this far emotional than I had expected I was initially convinced I knew where this story was heading and was then shocked when I found out what had really been going on Bit by bit, the reader is introduced not just to the private persona of the teacher and what made him tick, but also a police force at its breaking point All the characters felt very real, so did the dialogue.Brilliantly paced with a wonderful plot this whole thing reads like a horrifying news report A heartbreaking, powerful and topical book, that I was glued to An exceptional read Thank you NetGalley, Harper Impulse, Killer Reads and Rachel Sargeant for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. TheGoodTeacher NetGalleyAll my reviews can been found here flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 peggy rated it liked it Shelves crime thriller, netgalley Having read so many cop thrillers I am afraid to say that this one is a bit lukewarm It is still a good read but only for readers of this genre I would like to thank Netgalley and Harper Impulse and Killer Reads and Netlley for the ARC of this book in return for giving an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 28, 2018 Amanda rated it it was amazing I read the synopsis for The Good Teacher and I just knew that I had to read it as it sounded like just my kind of read a dark, mysterious, psychological thriller with a twist I couldn t wait to start reading and so without further ado, I dived straight in as it were Boy oh boy I absolutely loved reading The Good Teacher but about that in a bit.I couldn t help but warm to Detective Constable Pippa Adams from the first moment I met her so to speak She is a young, feisty, serious, dete I read the synopsis for The Good Teacher and I just knew that I had to read it as it sounded like just my kind of read a dark, mysterious, psychological thriller with a twist I couldn t wait to start reading and so without further ado, I dived straight in as it were Boy oh boy I absolutely loved reading The Good Teacher but about that in a bit.I couldn t help but warm to Detective Constable Pippa Adams from the first moment I met her so to speak She is a young, feisty, serious, determined young police officer who is desperate to impress her bosses and desperate to learn from the experienced detectives She has an obsession with Agatha Christie which she lets slip to a member of her team and consequently she gains the nickname Agatha She doesn t like it but at the same time she is desperate to fit in so lets it go I thought that she seemed to lack self confidence but then I suppose we all do when we start a new job DC Adams is a very keen observer of people and she certainly seems to know the sorts of questions to ask even if she doesn t always phrase them correctly Pippa has a heart of gold but I think to start with she is perhaps a bit too trusting Pippa works well as part of a team but equally she works well on her own She is very good at using her own initiative, which has brought her some valuable results and intelligence Pippa is determined that her first investigation in CID will be a success Is it a success Well you are just going to have to read the book for ourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.Oh my goodness gracious me, The Good Teacher is one hell of an addictive read The book starts in such a shocking and unforgettable way that it will remain fresh in my mind for a long time to come For me, the story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout The author grabbed my attention literally from the first sentence of the first paragraph of the first page It didn t take me long to get into the book and pretty much by the end of the first page, I knew that I was going to become addicted to reading this book So it proved to be for me at any rate I made the mistake of starting to read this book just before going to bed and two hours later I was still reading I decided that sleep is for wimps and so I just carried on reading I found it impossible to put the book down and I begrudged having to stop reading If I had to stop reading for any reason, then I would literally count down the time until I could safely start reading again I binge read this book over the course of a day, which certainly helped to distract me from the horrendous chronic back pain that I suffer from The Good Teacher is extremely well written The author uses such vivid and descriptive language that I actually felt as though I was Pippa s invisible work partner I found that I was interacting with the book Yes, yes before anybody says anything I know The Good Teacher is a work of fiction but if I am enjoying a book and the writing is of good quality, I tend to live the story as if it were real I also have a very vivid imagination which helps too.Reading The Good Teacher is much like being on a rather scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way I have to be honest and say that I did guess one element of a twist in the tale but that didn t spoil my enjoyment of this book in any way There were other twists and turns that I wasn t expecting and which felt like a punch to the gut.In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Good Teacher and I would definitely recommend it to other readers I can t wait to read what Rachel Sargeant comes up with next but whilst I wait I am going to read her other book called The Perfect Neighbours I just know that I am going to enjoy reading it just as much as The Good Teacher The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5 out of 5 flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 OutlawPoet rated it liked it Meh.This is an uneven little thriller that tries very hard to be different.The mystery of our teacher is marred by the fact that we never, ever believe anything good about him As a result, we don t really care who killed him Our main character is a rather unbelievable cop slash pretty blonde slash dancer slash I donn t know what She just kind of is Even when she has these observations or revelations that can turn a case on its ear, the reader is left feeling that she isn t too bright and she Meh.This is an uneven little thriller that tries very hard to be different.The mystery of our teacher is marred by the fact that we never, ever believe anything good about him As a result, we don t really care who killed him Our main character is a rather unbelievable cop slash pretty blonde slash dancer slash I donn t know what She just kind of is Even when she has these observations or revelations that can turn a case on its ear, the reader is left feeling that she isn t too bright and she just stumbled into the truth I will say the running Agath joke is cute In the end, the book is okay I might try the author again in the future, but I don t know that I ll hope for all that much ARC Provided by Net Galley flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Roma Sharma rated it did not like it This was a rare DFN for me While I was intrigued by the plot, the actual writing didn t do much for me It has too many narrators and too many characters with their backgrounds coming up pretty early on It made me loose interest and hence I eventually just gave it up flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Karen added it Reviewing for blog tour flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Karen Cole rated it really liked it I was really looking forward to reading this novel particularly as I work in a school Thankfully, my workplace isn t hiding as many secrets as the school in this intriguing thriller I hope The novel opens with a chilling scene which switches between a young woman, Gaby Brock who is in a desperate plight and an older man out on his bicycle, apparently hiding something from his wife Reg s reasons for sneaking out behind her back soon pale into insignificance, however, when he discovers the I was really looking forward to reading this novel particularly as I work in a school Thankfully, my workplace isn t hiding as many secrets as the school in this intriguing thriller I hope The novel opens with a chilling scene which switches between a young woman, Gaby Brock who is in a desperate plight and an older man out on his bicycle, apparently hiding something from his wife Reg s reasons for sneaking out behind her back soon pale into insignificance, however, when he discovers the body of a murdered man in a ditch The victim turns out to be Carl Brock, an English teacher at the local secondary school.Although The Good Teacher is about the investigation into the murder of Carl and the assault on his wife, it s also about Pippa Adams who has only just left her job as a uniformed officer to become a detective constable Her first day doesn t quite go to plan and she manages to earn herself the nickname, Agatha after she makes an enthusiastic but ill timed comment regarding the famous fictional detective s sleuthing methods to her new mentor, DS Mike Matthews I really liked Pippa she s naive, awkward and frequently either says too much or too little However, although she doesn t make the best first impression on her new colleagues, she is actually a perceptive police officer whose outward persona belies her abilities As for those colleagues, I must admit that I didn t much like many of them, although as the novel progressed I realised my initial feelings about DS Matthews were a little hasty and I found myself warming towards him I ve read quite a few books where the young rookie is teamed with a experienced officer but they are quite often from the point of view of the old hand so I enjoyed reading a novel which for the most part follows Pippa s point of view.The majority of the book is written in the first person from Pippa s perspective but there are parts written in the third person which give us a glimpse into other characters and the most puzzling are the sections following Bartholomew, a clearly devout and deeply troubled man I really don t want to give too much away about the case itself here, suffice to say I found it fascinating to see how the various strands of the plot eventually came together I must admit to not being surprised by certain reveals but this didn t detract from my enjoyment of the book at all Although there are some dark themes explored here, I felt that Agatha Christie fan, Pippa would love The Good Teacher as it definitely has the feel of a cosier crime solved by the sleuthing skills of somebody using their powers of observation.I thoroughly enjoyed it too and actually would welcome reading books featuring Pippa and DS Matthews There s certainly scope for further development of both characters and the relationship between them I d recommend The Good Teacher to anybody who enjoys well plotted crime novels with a domestic drama feel to them and look forward to reading of Rachel Sargeant s books in the future flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Elaine Tomasso rated it liked it I would like to thank Netgalley and Killer Reads for an advance copy of The Good Teacher, a stand alone police procedural featuring DC Pippa Adams.On Pippa s first day in CID she is thrust into a murder kidnap investigation The eponymous good teacher, Carl Brock has been stabbed to death and when the police go to notify his wife Gaby of his death they find her bruised, battered and chained to a chair She says that two men broke in, assaulted her and kidnapped her husband The hunt for the kill I would like to thank Netgalley and Killer Reads for an advance copy of The Good Teacher, a stand alone police procedural featuring DC Pippa Adams.On Pippa s first day in CID she is thrust into a murder kidnap investigation The eponymous good teacher, Carl Brock has been stabbed to death and when the police go to notify his wife Gaby of his death they find her bruised, battered and chained to a chair She says that two men broke in, assaulted her and kidnapped her husband The hunt for the killers is on and Pippa s new boss has a prime suspect in mind.The Good Teacher is a well plotted novel and the original premise is interesting but it just didn t appeal to me particularly, or hold my attention Chapter one is very inviting with its description of Gaby s ordeal as she waits to be rescued and the discovery of Carl s body but the rest of the novel doesn t live up to that early promise as it is all surface plot with no depth The resolution is unexpected, so a twist, but it comes out of nowhere and is a bit difficult to swallow The narrative switches mostly between Pippa and someone called Benjamin Hedges who has no obvious link to the investigation although his role becomes clearer much later in the novel By that time I couldn t have cared less, fed up trying to work out where he fitted in and distracted from the main thrust by his innocuous activities.Much of the novel relies on the character of Pippa Adams but as she s hardly believable as a detective it takes a certain suspension of disbelief to get involved with her and even to take her ability to solve the case seriously Of course it helps her case that her team are interested in scoring points off each other than actually investigating Amateur hour.I didn t actively dislike The Good Teacher but I didn t actively like it either so 3 and a heading of it s ok flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Linda Hill rated it really liked it Pippa Adams has just joined CID, but it isn t necessarily easy to fit in.I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Good Teacher, because it is an interesting and entertaining murder mystery without the gratuitous and graphic violence that sometimes spoils these stories for me I thought The Good Teacher was really well plotted and I enjoyed making the connections in the story alongside Pippa, finishing the book with a sigh of satisfaction Rachel Sargeant has a brisk, lively quality to her writing that m Pippa Adams has just joined CID, but it isn t necessarily easy to fit in.I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Good Teacher, because it is an interesting and entertaining murder mystery without the gratuitous and graphic violence that sometimes spoils these stories for me I thought The Good Teacher was really well plotted and I enjoyed making the connections in the story alongside Pippa, finishing the book with a sigh of satisfaction Rachel Sargeant has a brisk, lively quality to her writing that makes the plot zip along effortlessly.I found Pippa a cracking character The reader is drip fed aspects from her past and reading The Good Teacher has left me wanting to know about her She s set up perfectly for a very satisfying series and I found her multi dimensional and engaging I loved her nickname Agatha after Agatha Christie and actually, I could imagine Agatha Christie thoroughly appreciating the way The Good Teacher is written because there are many resonances with her own style Rachel Sargeant understands that readers sometimes need less gore and depth of character.I also really enjoyed the themes explored Rachel Sargeant encourages the reader to think about the difference between appearance and reality, about the dynamics of race, family, gender and authority, and about identity, grief and loyalty I think there is huge potential for Pippa Adams in the future.The Good Teacher isn t a high octane police procedural, but I enjoyed it all the for being a measured and compelling first book in a series that I will be following with great enthusiasm and interest The Good Teacher is a smashing book and very well worth reading I really recommend ittps lindasbookbag 2019 01 26 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, netgalley Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself how did the author even conjure up such an idea Well here you have that type of thriller in which a beloved teacher is murdered, the wife is questionable along with anyone whose had contact, the student s in the homework club are now examined.There s so much going on that I m not sure I can put it into words that would suffice but sure to say that no stone is left unchecked.You see the teacher had some shady students and some of those students d Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself how did the author even conjure up such an idea Well here you have that type of thriller in which a beloved teacher is murdered, the wife is questionable along with anyone whose had contact, the student s in the homework club are now examined.There s so much going on that I m not sure I can put it into words that would suffice but sure to say that no stone is left unchecked.You see the teacher had some shady students and some of those students dappled in illegal activity but our goody goody teacher here isn t innocent himself as he too had a shocking past.The end result is truly mind blowing.Thank you to Rachel, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this quickly read ARC in exchange for this honest review.I wish I could get into detail but I don t want to give anything away but it unravels at a steady pace that will lure you in and keep you begging for me It s a page turner that s worth every page flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Christine Rennie rated it really liked it Shelves kindle, netgalley With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review.This was an excellent storyline and with a really good twist at the end I would like to read about Phillipa Adams in future and the rest of the police team They were all very entertaining.Highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Jalia Shelley rated it it was amazing Excellent psychological thriller New detective Pippa Adams is investigating the brutal murder of a beloved teacher Was Carl a good man or a horrible predator As this story unravels it is impossible to put down Fast paced until the climatic ending Excellent book Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read this flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Karen Devine rated it really liked it Good story Liked the characters, the story was good Lots of people to choose from for the who done it Good plot flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Cristie Underwood rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle The author wrote a thriller that started with a bang and just kept going The twists kept coming, so I couldn t put it down I cannot wait to read from this author flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Hannah rated it liked it The Good Teacher is a detective procedural, la Broadchurch, in which the protagonist is kind, personable, and good at her job The storyline is decent, though sentence structure is lacking The story does begin to slow down in the middle so be prepared to power through If you re looking for an action packed, gritty detective novel, this ain t it, chief Thank you NetGalley, Harper Impulse, and Killer Reads for providing me with an ARC SPOILERS AND OBSERVATIONS AHEAD I enjoyed the myster The Good Teacher is a detective procedural, la Broadchurch, in which the protagonist is kind, personable, and good at her job The storyline is decent, though sentence structure is lacking The story does begin to slow down in the middle so be prepared to power through If you re looking for an action packed, gritty detective novel, this ain t it, chief Thank you NetGalley, Harper Impulse, and Killer Reads for providing me with an ARC SPOILERS AND OBSERVATIONS AHEAD I enjoyed the mystery, crime investigation, and obvious yet surprise ending it s always the SO I really liked Pippa and was disappointed that she never got to kick some ass Her clumsiness was at odds with her background as a dancer, though Sargeant spreads on the hard nosed cop bit pretty thick and all of the male characters are insufferable chauvinists, which made this unenjoyable at times A lot of the characters actions didn t make sense to me If Sonia Hedges wanted to make a scene at the memorial, why did she allow two teachers to turn her away Wouldn t it serve her purpose to ignore them and, therefore, MAKE A SCENE Come on Christie and Moriarty are masters of multiple characters and interwoven storylines, but Sargeant included too many characters and it became increasingly difficult to keep up with their individual storylines and fully invest in them.Despite its flaws, The Good Teacher was a decent read Perhaps I ll check out of Sargeant s work 3 5 flag Like see review Dec 16, 2018 McKenzie Allyshia rated it liked it The Good Teacher was an interesting read with quite a few twists I found myself reading the book almost in one sitting I am a sucker for a good mystery, especially one with a twist Admittedly, there were a lot of elements in this book that were really great However, there were also some elements that I was not the biggest fan of Told in a few viewpoints, you get a really good idea for how the story is going to go Plus, you get to know and understand the main characters better The characte The Good Teacher was an interesting read with quite a few twists I found myself reading the book almost in one sitting I am a sucker for a good mystery, especially one with a twist Admittedly, there were a lot of elements in this book that were really great However, there were also some elements that I was not the biggest fan of Told in a few viewpoints, you get a really good idea for how the story is going to go Plus, you get to know and understand the main characters better The character that stood out to me most was Pippa, a new detective For a main character, she was not very strong though She easily could have melted into the background I did find her past interesting, but we were never told what had happened to her Overall, this was a decent read From the synopsis I was easily able to tell the direction that the story was going to go So, there weren t really any surprises for me There was only one part that sort of caught me off guard I would be interested in reading the next book if this turned into a series I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Feb 02, 2019 Andy Thorn rated it really liked it I enjoyed The Good Teacher and I think that it is a promising start to a new series It is a police procedural that very much leans towards the cozy murder mystery end of the spectrum for me, rather than a dark psychological thriller The main protagonist is a complex and interesting character There are references throughout to a traumatic event that led to her becoming a police officer and though the reader can deduce what happened, it is never fully expounded This makes her interesting enoug I enjoyed The Good Teacher and I think that it is a promising start to a new series It is a police procedural that very much leans towards the cozy murder mystery end of the spectrum for me, rather than a dark psychological thriller The main protagonist is a complex and interesting character There are references throughout to a traumatic event that led to her becoming a police officer and though the reader can deduce what happened, it is never fully expounded This makes her interesting enough that I would definitely pick up a sequel and hope that the previous events are further discussed and that the character evolves with a bit confidence as her career progresses The supporting cast are a mix, some well developed and intriguing, others a bit two dimensional but again, plenty of potential to develop over the course of a series I enjoyed the well thought out and nicely crafted plot and would read from this author as a result flag Like see review Dec 11, 2018 Heli rated it liked it Shelves e kirja, mystery, netgalley, got It s the very first day in CID for young Pippa Adams Fresh out of three years in uniform she finds herself investigating the murder of a liked teacher and the kidnapping of the teacher s wife.The first half of the book was very gripping and I was eager to read on In the second half however the plot got scattered around and I found myself stalling and doing anything other than reading I even guessed who the killer was only a couple of chapters in the book And that usually never happens Pippa It s the very first day in CID for young Pippa Adams Fresh out of three years in uniform she finds herself investigating the murder of a liked teacher and the kidnapping of the teacher s wife.The first half of the book was very gripping and I was eager to read on In the second half however the plot got scattered around and I found myself stalling and doing anything other than reading I even guessed who the killer was only a couple of chapters in the book And that usually never happens Pippa is a nice and caring character She earns the nickname Agatha in an endearing way I would have liked to know about her Her story is interesting, but the author leaves readers guessing The other members of the CID are described as stereotypes DS Matthews is the only other character who develops during the story.This was a decent mystery For the mystery fans out there.Thank you NetGalley and Harper Impulse and Killer Reads for a free copy of this book flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Jenn Brouwer rated it liked it I enjoyed the plot of this story, and it moved at a fair pace The main players were fairly well developed and reasonable relatable However the book was rather choppy, character point of views randomly changed mid chapter which made it difficult to know whos view point you were currently in There were also a few to many main player, not enough to be confusing but enough that it took away from how well a reader gets to know a character The story had suspenseful twists and turns and a good twis I enjoyed the plot of this story, and it moved at a fair pace The main players were fairly well developed and reasonable relatable However the book was rather choppy, character point of views randomly changed mid chapter which made it difficult to know whos view point you were currently in There were also a few to many main player, not enough to be confusing but enough that it took away from how well a reader gets to know a character The story had suspenseful twists and turns and a good twist at the end I also found that the main detective very often had something niggle at her thoughts or something she couldn t quite grasp It happened to often to be realistic and you didnt get any insight or even a clue that they would be resolved until literally the last paragraph Overall it was an average book flag Like see review Nov 28, 2018 Helena bookdreamer rated it liked it Shelves netgalley, mystery thriller This was a pretty good cop thriller It kept me guessing till the end Pippa, the main protagonist leaves her dream of being a dancer to become a cop She gets her big break when she is assigned the murder of a well liked teacher The author does a good job in unraveling the sequence of events through witness interviews and police protocol Although I thought this was a bit heavy at times and must admit I skipped some of it to get to the revealing parts.All in all I enjoyed the novel and it s ma This was a pretty good cop thriller It kept me guessing till the end Pippa, the main protagonist leaves her dream of being a dancer to become a cop She gets her big break when she is assigned the murder of a well liked teacher The author does a good job in unraveling the sequence of events through witness interviews and police protocol Although I thought this was a bit heavy at times and must admit I skipped some of it to get to the revealing parts.All in all I enjoyed the novel and it s many surprises Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Tarrah Marie rated it liked it Thank you to NetGalley for this ARCNew to this author, I am unable to comparatively review any previous writing by Rachel Sargeant However, this novel itself was highly character driven and centered around a less than dynamic plot For avid readers of the suspense genre, the pace of narrative did move a bit slow, however, the police procedural aspect was well developed With so many things laid out early on in the story, it failed to deliver the anticipatory feel that many suspense readers cra Thank you to NetGalley for this ARCNew to this author, I am unable to comparatively review any previous writing by Rachel Sargeant However, this novel itself was highly character driven and centered around a less than dynamic plot For avid readers of the suspense genre, the pace of narrative did move a bit slow, however, the police procedural aspect was well developed With so many things laid out early on in the story, it failed to deliver the anticipatory feel that many suspense readers crave It was an okay read 3 stars flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Marianne rated it liked it 3.5 Good premise and characters Pippa is a interesting one, she has many layers The story focuses on its characters and their relationships The mystery reveal is something I seem to be running across lately so I wasn t all that surprised but overall it was still an enjoyable read Thanks to NetGalley, the author and Harper Impulse and Killer Reads flag Like see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Thriller 2 users Mystery 2 users See top shelves About Rachel Sargeant Rachel Sargeant 75 followers Rachel Sargeant is the author of Kindle Top Ten bestseller The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller Her second novel with HarperCollins, The Good Teacher, is a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa Agatha Adams Book number three will be The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university freshers week She is also the author of Gallipoli Year of Love and Duty, a novel featuri Rachel Sargeant is the author of Kindle Top Ten bestseller The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller Her second novel with HarperCollins, The Good Teacher, is a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa Agatha Adams Book number three will be The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university freshers week She is also the author of Gallipoli Year of Love and Duty, a novel featuring Great War nurses on a hospital ship.Rachel is a previous winner of Writing Magazine s Crime Short Story competition and has been placed or shortlisted in various competitions, including the Bristol Short Story Prize Her stories have appeared in My Weekly and the Accent Press Saucy Shorts series Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire, spent several years living in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family She 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        Rachel Sargeant is the author of Kindle Top Ten bestseller The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller Her second novel with HarperCollins, The Good Teacher, is a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa Agatha Adams Book number three will be The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university freshers week She is also the author of Gallipoli Year of Love and Duty, a novel featuri Rachel Sargeant is the author of Kindle Top Ten bestseller The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller Her second novel with HarperCollins, The Good Teacher, is a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa Agatha Adams Book number three will be The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university freshers week She is also the author of Gallipoli Year of Love and Duty, a novel featuring Great War nurses on a hospital ship.Rachel is a previous winner of Writing Magazine s Crime Short Story competition and has been placed or shortlisted in various competitions, including the Bristol Short Story Prize Her stories have appeared in My Weekly and the Accent Press Saucy Shorts series Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire, spent several years living in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family She likes reading psychological thrillers, police procedurals, amateur sleuth murder mysteries, dystopia, writing from other cultures and teen fiction Find out about her writing and reading on her website rachelsargeant or follow her on Twitter RachelSargeant3


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    1. If you are a seasoned psychological thriller reader then I think this title tells you everything you need to know about the story within these pages When Good is in the title it s likely a diversion, no Yes Carl Brock is a well respected teacher in his community that dedicates his time after school to helping underprivileged students Recently married to Gaby his life is the picture of perfection So how did he find himself murdered in a ditch on the side of the road while his wife was beat If you [...]


    2. The Good Teacher is the second novel of Ms Sargeant s I have had the pleasure to enjoy it matches up pretty well against The Perfect Neighbours It is also the first in a proposed new series featuring the delightfully ditsy DC Pippa Adams This is a cross between police procedural and family domestic drama, and it s a fun, scream through in an afternoon type of book Granted it s not an especially original concept, but it s well written, fast paced and easy to engage with, and Pippa is a charac The [...]


    3. This novel is an odd mix of the modern, police procedural, but with hints of a cosier, character driven mystery It begins with the murder of a respected teacher, found stabbed in a ditch, his wife left, beaten, and tied up in her own kitchen It is the first day out of uniform for Detective Constable Pippa Adams, when she is sent to the house of Mrs Gaby Block, wife of the victim, Carl Edward Brock Pippa is a wonderful character and it was her, without doubt, which made the book work for This no [...]


    4. The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant is a quick and addictive book The story is fast paced and keeps you wanting I was not a big fan of the main character, she was a bit all over the place but still enjoyed this read.Pippa Adams is young cop, new to the area The first case on her first day is a kidnapping and murder The murder victim is a well loved teacher at the local school and his wife is found tied up in their home as they get into their investigation they find that maybe this teac The Good [...]



    5. Firstly I would like to sincerely thank Rachel Sargeant and Killer Reads for sending me an advanced copy of this gripping thriller And for giving me the opportunity to take part in the Blog tour.On her first day out of uniform, new Detective Pippa Adams finds herself investigating a bizarre murder mystery The body of a beloved teacher had been discovered lying in a ditch beside a country road And when the police went to inform the deceased wife,they found her beaten and gagged in the kitchen Fir [...]


    6. I didn t particularly enjoy this book, and I almost didn t finish it a few times The story was instantly intriguing, but something was off for me with the writing and plotting I felt disconnected to the characters and lost interest in what was happening with the murder mystery, amidst the police station drama While it was somewhat interesting to see a young woman rise up through the detective ranks, her inner voice was way too obnoxious for me the MC seemed to always be blushing, doubting he I d [...]


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