About PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
“Heavy overtones of Nancy Drew combine with a sassy boarding school spin for a fizzy read.”
PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (St. Martin’s Griffin/ Thomas Dunne Books; July 30, 2013; Trade Paperback Original; 1-250-01759-9; $9.99) by KARA TAYLOR is the first in a new young adult series about a queen bee of a New England prep school who stumbles into a murder mystery.
Meet Anne Dowling. Anne practically runs her exclusive prep school on New York’s Upper East Side. Until she burns part of it down. Accidentally. Her attorney father decides to send his not-quite-so-innocent only child to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Anne becomes determined to reform her bad girl ways so she can move back to New York, therefore making friends at the Wheatley School is the last thing she cares about. There is one girl Anne is able to stand though and befriends, her roommate Isabella. Until Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school, one week after Anne starts.
While the school is shocked and mourning, Anne becomes convinced someone knows what happened to Isabella the night she was viciously murdered—but no one is talking. That’s when Anne starts to notice how old and creepy the Wheatley School really is. When she meets Isabella’s twin brother and learns he also thinks the school might be covering up the truth about Isabella’s death, Anne can’t help it. She starts poking around. Utilizing her lock-picking skills, unmistakable charm, and the help of a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping around—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.
About the author
KARA TAYLOR is twenty-three years old. In addition to writing the PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL novels, she recently signed a blind script deal with Warner Brothers TV. In the past, Taylor has worked as everything from a nanny to an ice cream scooper on Fire Island, New York.
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