Kate's best friend Grace died over a year ago, in a tragic accident at their private school. And when Grace died, her other best friend Maddie started hanging out with a new group of girls, without any explanation. Kate's kind of on her own, still reeling from the death, when she starts receiving emails from Grace. Emails from a dead friend? That contain clues? Convinced that her friend's death was not an accident, she begins to follow the clues. And then, she begins to catch glimpses of Grace.
The clues lead Kate to start exploring her exclusive private school, and researching its history. Along with the boy next door, who'd be like the brother she never had, if he didn't keep asking her out, and the boy with a bad repuation, who gives her that "I-need-to-kiss-this-boy-or-I-will-die type of feeling" (p.299), Kate discovers that some really big secrets are being kept by some really powerful people.
Kate has a great voice, with just the right amount of sarcasm. Here's one of my favorite examples: "Liam struggled with the door, trying to pry it open with one of the shovels, a flashlight, and even a stick (yeah, I wasn't impressed either), but the door wouldn't budge." (p.261
It's a page-turner of a mystery with a dash of romance and lots of fun. It had unexpected twists and I enjoyed every minute of it! Try this if you're still mourning the loss of Veronica Mars, and hope for more from the Roecker sisters.
Reviewed from library copy