Melanie Travis loves her teaching job at Connecticut's elite Howard
Academy, where plans are underway for a Spring Pageant to honor the
school's fiftieth anniversary. Immersed in the preparations, Melanie is
hurrying to retrieve a painting of one of the illustrious co-founders
when she comes upon a disturbing scene: Eugene Krebbs, the Academy's
elderly caretaker is arguing loudly with a girl half his size. Before
Melanie can learn more than the girl's first name--Jane--she disappears.
clear that Jane isn't a student at Howard Academy, so what is she doing
there? Melanie doesn't have a chance to answer that question before
more problems arise. Two days later, Krebbs is discovered stabbed to
death right on the school grounds. Now Melanie is embroiled in a
full-fledged homicide investigation as she tries to find out who's added
murder to the school's curriculum. And when Melanie's trail leads her
dangerously closer to the truth, she must race against time to track
down a cunning killer before she becomes the next victim to be
hushed. . .forever.