Head Start, Hardback


Jane Cowan has changed her job, her home, her name - but she's still afraid that Simon, her ex-husband, will continue to attack her.

He may be behind bars, but she still doesn't feel safe.

Could he be responsible when things start going wrong on her first day as head of a Kentish village school? Or could it be someone who didn't want her to get the job? There are enough problems with both her rented accommodation and at the school to make a less determined woman turn tail: resentful and exhausted staff, inadequate security, and a general sense of neglect and purposelessness. But Jane's attempts to improve matters are not supported by the governors and are flouted by some of the children and their parents. Then tragedy strikes: a child is badly hurt in the playground - only Jane suspects that her fall was not accidental. And when another child suffers life-threatening injuries in a room Jane has been trying to tidy, the over-stretched Kent police must at last be involved. Throughout her sufferings at the hands of her ex-husband, Jane had had only one person to support her, Pat, a police liaison officer. But now budget cuts threaten even that relationship - and it clear that Pat himself is concealing something.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780749020705
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