The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene


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A haunting novel of obsession and betrayal, told by a man who may have committed an horrific act of violence: The Secret History meets Notes on a Scandal.


Arthur Winthrop is a middle-aged headmaster at an elite prep school in Vermont. When he is arrested for an act that is incredibly out of character, the strait-laced, married headmaster confesses to a much more serious crime.

Arthur reveals that he has had a passionate affair with a scholarship student called Betsy Pappas. But Betsy is a fickle and precocious teenager. When she switches her attentions to a classmate, Arthur’s passion for Betsy turns, by degrees, into something far darker. Now Arthur must tell the truth about what happened to Betsy. But can Arthur’s version of events be trusted – or is the reality much more complex and unnerving?

The Headmaster’s Wife is a dark, sinuous and compelling novel about marriage and obsessive love.


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