Author(s): Rebecca Shaw
The inhabitants of Turnham Malpas await the arrival of the new school head with avid curiosity. At first, Kate Pascoe seems ideal. She's young, pretty and obviously loves her job. But after she introduces meditation classes for her ten-year-olds, and even tree hugging, the villagers begin to think again. When lights are seen in the Sykes Wood at night, a dog long dead appears to come to life, and there is a sudden, shocking death, the village is plunged into a state of superstitious dread. And always at the eye of the storm is the head teacher -- Kate Pascoe.