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The Secret History meets Sharp Objects in this stunning debut about murder and glamour set in the ambiguous and claustrophobic world of an exclusive New England prep school.
Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quicklya lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confessionbut memory and instinct wont allow Nicas older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.
Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.
Compulsively readable, Lili Anoliks debut novel combines the verbal dexterity of Marisha Pessls Special Topic in Calamity Physics and the haunting atmospherics and hairpin plot twists of Megan Abbotts Dare Me.