The Teacher Book Review

The Teacher Book Review

Title: The Teacher
Author: Tim Sullivan
Published: January 18, 2024, Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
No. of Pages: 407
Cover Price: $29.63 Hardcover, $5.38 Kindle

DS George Cross is an amazing character, and he is at his best in the sixth installment of the series, The Teacher. Tim Sullivan is an amazing writer and captures the idiosyncrasy of Cross with his asperger problem . In this book, Alistair Moreton is found dead in his home, and by first appearances it looks like he fell down the stairs; however Moreton has also been stabbed, so it is classified as a murder. As DS Cross investigates, it is discovered that Moreton was a horrible man, and tortured the boys in the school where he had previously been the head master. To make things worse, his boss brings in a DI Warner (Moreton’s son was a member of Parliament, so the powers that be want it solved immediately) from another area to lead the case; Warner is known for his quick solves of murder cases, and Warner harasses Cross and his team, as well as arrests a neighbor of Moreton without proper evidence. With Cross’s Asperger problem, this causes havoc in the department.

I love Sullivan’s writing style. He is a brilliant storyteller, and keeps readers on the edge while adding the element of humor. The building suspense is perfect for anyone who likes something a bit different. Sullivan’s characters are amazing. DS George Cross is one of the most unique characters in modern fiction and the supporting characters are also great. The UK setting for the novels is charming, and with the difference in culture, makes some of the scenarios unexpected.

Anyone who wants to read a series that is very different and fun will want to read this, as well as the previous novels. Most readers will hate waiting for the subsequent novels to be released. This one gets five stars.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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