SHE’LL STOP AT NOTHING TO SAVE HER STUDENTS.
BUT WHO WILL PROTECT HER?
In the heart of the city, a burnt-out house hides a grim secret.
A smouldering corpse . . .
A golden boy gone wrong . . .
—surrounded by the drug paraphernalia that killed him.
The boy’s identity shocks the city. Things were never supposed to end this way for smart, athletic Ryan Connelly.
The star of his Sixth Form, he was meant to shine. Not burn out.
Everyone’s saying his death was a tragic accident. But teacher Geri Simpson knows there’s more to it than that.
Desperate for answers, she calls on Ryan’s closest friends. But no one wants to talk.
WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? OR WHO?
Then another student vanishes. And the killer delivers a blood-stained warning that Geri can’t ignore.
Whoever did this to Ryan isn’t done with her students yet. And next time he may come for Geri herself . . .
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR DYING EMBERS
“An accomplished psychological thriller.” Manchester Evening News
“An excellent psychological thriller from a big-name crime writer.” Choice
“A deep and sympathetic understanding of young people characterises Murphy’s substantial fifth novel.” The Times
“A gripping crime novel.” Big Issue