In New York Times bestselling authorWendy Corsi Staub's electrifying new thriller,a mother races to save her daughter beforeher darkest nightmare comes true.
Sacred Sisters Catholic girls' school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper.
The only person Carley can talk to is "Angel," a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything—about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows.
When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen's unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear . . . and how to die.
A killer who calls himself "Angel" torments his teenage targets through the clever use of social media in this disturbing thriller from bestseller Staub (Nightwatcher). Angel becomes part of their online lives while their parents remain unaware of his presence. Buffalo, N.Y., mother Jen Archer notices that her 15-year-old daughter, Carley, isn't her usual self, but it's only when Carley's once inseparable friend, Nicki Olivera, becomes an apparent suicide that Jen begins to realize that something serious is going on. Angel takes us further into his horrifying world as Jen and her husband move through their daily lives. The pace is slow, but this is Angel's story, and it leads to a surprising and terrifying conclusion as Jen sees the connection with a tragedy from her own teenage years. You will want to monitor your children's Internet "friends" after reading this one and you just may start looking back over your own shoulder.