When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the beautiful and charismatic Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is in love with danger and the thrill of breaking rules, taking risks, and crossing boundaries, no matter the stakes. The problem is, the stakes keep getting higher, and Catherine can neither resist Skye nor stop her from taking down everyone around her.
De Gramont's chilling novel is a portrait of the seductions of adolescence in all their beauty and terror. Caught in this alluring world, the girls of Esther Percy are optimistic and willful, loving and selfish, daring and cruel—all the while believing they're utterly indestructible.
about Nina de Gramont
Nina de Gramont is the author of the collection Of Cats and Men, which was a Book Sense selection and won a Discovery Award from the New England Booksellers Association. Her fiction has appeared in Seventeen, Nerve, the Harvard Review, Post Road Magazine, and Exquisite Corpse. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.