For Your Own Good By Samantha Downing

For Your Own Good By Samantha Downing


Teddy Crutcher won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy. Everyone thinks he’s brilliant.
Only you know the truth.

They all smile when he tells us his wife couldn’t be more proud.
But no-one has seen her in a while.

They’re impressed when he doesn’t let anything distract him – even the tragic death of a school parent.
Even when the whispers start, saying it was murder.

You’re sure Teddy is hiding something about what happened that day.

You’re sure you can prove it.

But you didn’t stop to think that when it comes to catching a killer, there’s no place more dangerous than just one step behind . . .

My Thoughts:

I loved the sound of this story about a school teacher called Teddy, everyone thinks he is amazing but little do they really know about him, I felt as though I went on a journey with Teddy and everything he gets up to, I liked the way how it was written you kind of get inside Teddy’s head. I found it a fast paced, dark and sly read that I didn’t want to put down. The only thing I didn’t like was how Covid was mentioned, I personally don’t think it added anything to the story and when I want to escape with a book I don’t want to be reminded about what is going on in the world at the moment. I liked how we hear from a pupil and also a teacher, that set it up for a good story line, and how the story has twists I wasn’t expecting. You never really know what Teddy will get up to next but it was interesting to find out.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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