Author(s): Simon Wyatt
In The Student Body, Simon Wyatt takes the reader on a thrilling journey to catch a killer through his eyes as a former police detective.A popular fifteen-year-old girl is strangled to death at a school camp on Auckland's west coast. The posing of the body suggests a sexual motive. Nick Knight, a week into his role as a newly promoted detective sergeant, is tasked with the critical job of leading the Suspects Team.Nick - who turned his back on a lucrative career as a lawyer - is well-versed at dealing with the dark sides of human nature. Withno shortage of suspects, he sets a cracking pace on the trail of the murderer, grappling his own personal demons along the way. But are things really as they seem?
Simon Wyatt was raised in Glendene, West Auckland.After earning his Bachelor's degree at the University of Auckland, he commenced a 10-year career with the NZ Police, the last 6 years of which he spent as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).In 2012, while recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder, he started working on this book.Simon Wyatt is currently an investigator for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO); he is working on his second novel in his spare time.