A good teacher can change lives…


Every evening, Allison watches her husband’s new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She’s a good teacher, everyone says so—this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control.

A late enrolment into her class brings little Gracie – sick and grieving. Allison smothers Gracie with the love she can’t give her own son. When Gracie has a chance to go to America for treatment, Allison whips up the community into a frenzied fundraising drive.

But as others start to question her judgement and the police arrive at her door, Allison wonders if she can trust herself. Has she crossed a line? How far will the good teacher go to change a life? And whose life will that be?

An intriguing tale of our times about kindness and betrayal,
and the danger of good deeds. 

Release date in Australia and New Zealand: September 2020. 
Pre-order through your local bookshop, Booktopia or Amazon or Book Depository.

Published by Allen & Unwin.

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​© Petronella McGovern