A creepy, chilling psychological thriller which kept me up at night until I finished.
It begins with a murder; you don't know the victim or who caused the macabre bloody scene.
There is Tom, a charming head teacher at a high school who liked his female students a little too much. His strange quirky wife Nicola and their peculiar teen son who sat at his window taking pictures of everyone he saw.
A young student in love with the teacher and newly married Joey living with her brother and his pregnant wife deciding whether or not to have an affair with Tom. Add to that a delusional, paranoid mother who thinks everyone is trying to get her.
All the above fill the scene with abundant twists and turns. However there are many unanswered questions the writer never addressed, therefore I am forced to give this book 4 stars instead of 5.
Melville Heights is in Bristol, England. It is the sort of place where everyone has a secret and everyone is watching you. Headmaster, Tom Fitzwilliam, is beloved by one and all. Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, develops an intense infatuation with him. Tom's teenaged son Freddie has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam. What does the schoolgirl's infatuation have to do with Joey Mullin's? Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace. You will be kept guessing until the startling revelation on the very last page. Can't wait to read more of her books as each one is masterfully written. Recommended to those who love suspense.