In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead and they're the prime suspects in her murder.
When Nancy Luo's former best friend Jamie Ruan, the top ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, Nancy is shocked. She's even more shocked when Jamie is found dead.
The police suspect murder, and Nancy and her three friends become the prime suspects-thanks to The Proctor, someone set on publicly incriminating them via the school's social media app. The quartet used to be Jamie's closest friends - and she knew dangerous secrets about each of them that could ruin their reputations as the other top- ranking students. For Nancy, the stakes are even higher, because unlike her wealthy friends, she could lose her full ride scholarship, too.
As the group struggles to dear their names while maintaining their perfect GPAS, they race to uncover Jamie's true killer-before the Proctor exposes al of their darkest secrets. But Nancy can't help but suspect that one of her friends is lying. Or is there a missing piece in her own memory that could expose the truth-not just about Jamie's fate, but also about herself?---from the publisher
352 pages 978-1547603978 Ages 14-18
Keywords: mystery, thriller, Asian culture, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old