When sixteen-year-old pupil Brooke Ashton goes missing from her exclusive boarding school, the search for her leads to dark secrets hidden within the walls of the institution. Detective Inspector Tom Harper and his team soon realise that all is not as it seems at Saint Martin’s School for Girls, with numerous staff and pupils concealing dangerous truths. As time runs out, Harper must race against the clock to find Brooke before it’s too late – but can he solve the case before another young life is lost? Gripping, page-turning suspense thrills abound in this debut novel from Ros Carne.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for mystery and suspense thrill seekers who appreciate a good page turner. Fans of Gone Girl, Big Little Lies, and The Girl on the Train will love this story of hidden secrets and tangled lies.
- The suspense will keep you hooked until the end.
- The intricate plot is well developed and believable.
- Carne’s writing style draws the reader in, making for an enjoyable read.
- The writing is amateurish and the characters are one-dimensional.
- The plot is derivative and clichéd.
- The book contains too many graphic scenes of violence and rape, which serve no purpose except to shock the reader.
Learn more about the author
Ros Carne is a British author who, after many years working in the publishing industry, decided to write her first novel. The Pupil is her debut thriller and was inspired by her own experiences of boarding school. When not writing or reading, she can be found drinking tea and eating cake with friends.” The book starts out with 16-year old Brooke Ashton going missing from Saint Martin’s School for Girls. DI Tom Harper soon realizes that all isn’t as it seems at the elite boarding school when staff and pupils start hiding dangerous truths about Brooke’s disappearance. As time runs out, Harper must race against the clock to find Brooke before it’s too late – but can he solve the case before another young life is lost? Ros Carne does an excellent job creating page-turning suspense Thrills throughout this debut novel!
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