by Kate White
June 5, 2012
Available in: Trade Size (reprint)
From the New York Times bestselling author of HUSH comes a new thriller set in a college town where a student’s death sends one woman on a search for the truth and into the clutches of a frightening secret society.
Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life is unexpectedly derailed off the fast track when her long-term boyfriend leaves her just as she is accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to pick up the pieces, Phoebe jumps at the offer to teach in a sleepy Pennsylvania town at a small private college run by her former boarding school roommate and close friend, Glenda Johns. But behind the campus’s quiet cafes and looming maple trees lie evil happenings. The body of a coed washes up from the nearby river, and soon hidden secrets begin to surface among the students: rumors of past crimes and abuses wrought by a disturbing secret society known as The Sixes.
Determined to find answers and help Glenda, Phoebe embarks on a search for clues — a quest that soon raises dark memories of her boarding school days. Plunging deeper into danger with every step, Phoebe knows she’s close to unmasking a killer. But with the truth comes a deeply terrifying revelation: the past can’t be outrun … and starting over can be a crime punishable by death.
Originally published August 2011 in hardcover and eBook by HarperCollins.