Deadly Little Sins
A Prep School Confidential Novel
In Kara Taylor's Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance, concluding the fast-paced and twisty Prep School Confidential series.
It's August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can't escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she's determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.
After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there's more to Ms. Cross's sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn't sure who she can trust. And even worse, Anne discovers evidence that someone at Wheatley is covering up what really happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.
Praise For Deadly Little Sins: A Prep School Confidential Novel…
“Kara Taylor's Prep School Confidential series is Veronica Mars meets Dennis Lehane... Refreshingly smart and quick-witted, Taylor's is a thoroughly optimistic portrayal of American education, peppered with references to Milton and Spenser, and she writes the kind of honest portrayal of teenagers that only someone who recently was one can. Almost-totally-reformed party girl Anne is a thoughtful, empathetic character with a strong moral compass, someone young readers can relate to while still enjoying a fast-paced murder mystery. As a twenty-something author, Kara Taylor shows incredible promise.” —Portland Book Review on Wicked Little Secrets
“Anne's honest and whip-smart voice demonstrates her strength of character and intuition as she observes the differences between the elite of New York City and Boston. In this first book in a planned series, first-time author Taylor blends thriller and contemporary fiction elements in a tightly developed plot. Anne's romance with two boys from vastly different social backgrounds offers insight into the heroine's conflicted, yet emerging sense of morality.” —Publishers Weekly on Prep School Confidential
“A fast-moving murder mystery with preppy overtones and a determined heroine... Heavy overtones of Nancy Drew combine with a sassy boarding school spin for a fizzy read.” —Kirkus on Prep School Confidential
“Still mourning the demise of Gossip Girl? This new series about private school girls behaving badly will fill the void left by your favorite up-to-no-good Upper East Siders... This book has more intrigue than Serena had boyfriends, which says everything.” —TeenVogue.com on Prep School Confidential
“Taylor's book shines with a truly puzzling plot, a grisly murder that speaks to her audience's maturity, and a couple of good red herrings. Her sleuth... is charming and wise beyond her years.” —RT Book Reviews on Prep School Confidential
“This book rocks! Seriously, do not pass this one up. Prep School Confidential is one of the best books I've read all year. It's scandalously delicious in the same vein as Pretty Little Liars and Revenge, with a wickedly clever plot that kept me guessing right up until the end. If I could give this book a 100 stars, I totally would!” —Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon in High Heels on Prep School Confidential
“Frenetic and captivating, Kara Taylor's Prep School Confidential is a whirlwind of secrets, lies, and scandals. I whipped through the pages, frantic to discover the killer.” —Jill Hathaway, author of Slide on Prep School Confidential
“Fast-paced, suspenseful and scarily believable, Prep School Confidential is everything a good murder mystery should be. I was completely drawn into the world of the Wheatley School where every student and teacher has a secret they'd kill to protect. It will keep you guessing as you race to the end!” —Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and When You Were Here on Prep School Confidential
“With a clever and fresh voice, Kara Taylor's Prep School Confidential had me laughing one moment and on pins and needles the next. The amazing blend of humor and suspense will have you turning pages like crazy. I can't wait for the next installment!” —Ingrid Paulson, author of Valkyrie Rising on Prep School Confidential
“With just the right amount of gossip and glamour, Prep School Confidential is a smart, darkly delicious, thrill-ride of a mystery. Impossible to put down!” —Kimberly Derting, Award-Winning Author of The Body Finder on Prep School Confidential
“Prep School Confidential is an awesome read! ...One of my favorite parts is Anne herself... There are enough twists and turns in the story that a seasoned mystery fan will be rubbing their head over who actually killed Isabella.” —inallseries-ousness.blogspot.com on Prep School Confidential
“Anne becomes a sort of Nancy Drew-you know, if Nancy Drew burned down schools and kisses hot guys who smoke... What a fun, fun book! I could not put this one down. There are so many twists and turns here, so many times I thought I knew whodunnit when in actuality I was waaaay off base (so, what I'm saying is I have no future as a detective). Anne was a strong character who did dangerous, stupid things, but you have to love her for it. I liked her drive to solve Isabella's murder. Considering she barely knew her, I there was such an intensity in her need to find justice. At the same time, I also really enjoyed the fact that there were questionable things about so many of the characters. Things that made you look twice and wonder if they could be trusted. Taylor did a fabulous job layering the story with questions, and tension.” —yacrush.wordpress.com on Prep School Confidential
St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250033635, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2014