9.13.2022

finished reading

This was a creepy, twisty tale set at a prestigious private school.  Early on, we learn what makes the "villain" of the story take the actions he does.  So, as a mystery, it's not a whodunit but more of a will he be caught?  I thought the high school students were well-developed and layered.  And how they interacted with the teachers seemed about right.  I liked the pacing.  I liked how the characters interacted.  This is definitely a tale where no one is innocent!

From the publisher:
Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the esteemed 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 the death of a school parent that’s looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life. His main focus is on 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.

It's really too bad that sometimes excellence can come at such a high cost.

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