It takes the perfect student to commit the perfect crime.
From USA Today and international best-selling author Jenifer Ruff - a dark thriller.
Medical school at Rothaker University is cutthroat, which is perfect for first-year student Brooke Walton. She thrives on the work and the stress - it’s the people she can do without. Except for Xander Cross, a handsome former college football player who just completed a tour in Afghanistan. Brooke is intrigued by Xander’s troubled past and wants to get to the bottom of his darkest secrets.
But when Brooke’s anatomy partner, Rachael, insists Brooke violated the honor code, all Brooke’s accomplishments and years of hard work are in jeopardy, and she could be expelled from prestigious Rothaker.
Then, Rachael mysteriously disappears.
Desperate for clues, detectives descend on campus to interview everyone: faculty, staff, and students. Only one person is desperate for the truth to stay hidden, and will do whatever it takes to keep it that way.
Warning: This is a dark thriller. Brooke Walton is brilliant, ambitious, and twisted. This is not a cozy mystery, and it is not for everyone.
Rothaker is book two in the Brooke Walton series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.
"A fascinating peek into the mind and machinations of a sociopath.... Absorbing, at times gory thriller featuring an oddly compelling killer 'heroine.'" (Kirkus)