Angela Marsons likes to write on current social problems and includes them into her DI Kim Stone investigations. This time Stone is called out to a private school to try to keep a suicide from happening, but she arrives too late. As she prepares to leave the scene, it is now not her case, she gets a gut feeling and goes to check out where the girl had jumped off the roof of the school. With Kim Stone, you have to check off every box and this case didn't add up. Following Keats' autopsy, she discovers that the girl's injuries do not match how she had supposedly died. She had been murdered.
It turns out there's a secret in that school and people are willing to kill to keep it. A couple of deaths later, an attempted murder, and investigating prior mishaps the team learns about secret societies and peer pressure at the school, not only with the students but with the teachers and parents.
Marsons supprises us with heroic death of a team member at the end of the book, and now the others have to learn how to cope with that death.
This is one of the best books in the series, I'll give this 4.5 out of 5 stars, with this being the first half point I've given.
Dying Truth by Angela Marsons,
DI Kim Stone Series, Book 8