"A slick and chilling thriller, leading readers on a dark, sinuous journey through the halls of Belmont Academy-the type of place where you're never sure who to trust, or who to fear."-Megan Miranda
"It's going to be a very bumpy school year….a perfect summer book."-NPR
USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with her latest sneaky thriller set at a prestigious private school-complete with interfering parents, overeager students, and one teacher who just wants to teach them all a lesson…
Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy, home to the best and brightest.
He says his wife couldn't be more proud-though no one has seen her in a while.
Teddy really can't be bothered with a few mysterious deaths on campus that're looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy's personal life. His main focus is pushing these kids to their full academic potential.
All he wants is for his colleagues-and the endlessly meddlesome parents-to stay out of his way. If not, well, they'll get what they deserve.
It's really too bad that sometimes excellence can come at such a high cost.