It struck him that he’d lived his entire life on the wrong side of the window, with everyone else on the other side, the normal side, easy to see and within reach, but only through glass separated from him.
Scottoline pulls you in right away in the life a of manipulator. Chris has just accepted a position as a teacher and coach at the high school but the thing he has never taught and everything written in his resume is false. He methodically gets to know his students and pits them against each other to know which one he can use for his plan. About 30% into what seems like a thriller with our main protagonist up to no good, his real identity comes thru. With his real identity, a clearer picture of what is at stake comes into play.
I liked the characters in this and the play of the plot, it was fun. One thing about Scottoline that I appreciate is her clean use of language and being able to create tension without crass.
A Special Thank You to St. Martin Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.