Another excellent book in Cornelia Read's Madeline Dare series.
Madeline has escaped Syracuse for somewhere that's not a lot better - a private school for troubled teens in the Berkshires. She's teaching English and disturbed by the cultlike way the school is run - think EST with teenagers and you'll have a sense of the place. When two of her favorite students turn up dead, Madeline knows something bad is happening.
Read expands on Madeline's life with her husband, Dean, and on her life in this second novel. She introduces new characters, including Sitzman and Wiesner, two teens from the school that you can't help but love. More Sitzman and Wiesner, please!
Once again great plotting, fun story, cool atmospherics, and growth in the main character. This was very hard to put down and I can't wait for the next one.