This book is a very good thriller that I had a hard time putting down. It tells the story of a small town murder of the highly successful and beautiful class valedictorian. After the murder, the story explores the dark underside of high school students today with their great exposure and openness to sex and drugs. The plot twists and turns at a rapid pace, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Even the end was satisfying as all the important story lines are closed up nicely. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good story but is willing to read some explicit content.