After the last one I clawed my way through, this was a fun and light read I got through in about a day and a half of intermittent reading. It's a capable young adult story, I think, about a high-school senior who unexpectedly lands an internship on a TV crime drama, largely by pitching a story to her interviewer about the death of a beloved teacher, who some friends/associates of hers discovered in the woods. Her family moves away shortly after but then returns, leaving her to again face the music and the kids whom no one bothered to investigate too deeply.
What follows are a fair number of twists and turns, mostly at least credible, leading to an unexpected discovery and outcome. The story is told from different perspectives, mostly the two main characters, Brynn, the teenage journalist, and Tripp, a "dreg," or scholarship kid, who also attends the elite academy, who was with the two other students who discovered the body of their teacher in the woods behind their school. Tripp, it seems has more than a peripheral connection to the teacher and the other two students - and in the form of his toxic, absentee mother who is trying to sell him out to a rival program to the one Brynn works for, for her own benefit.
This wasn't anything profound, but it was overall a good story, well told, if more of a mystery than I was expecting. That said, however, it was a welcome respite from all the ghost stories I've been reading lately (although I can never get enough of those!). The characters were believable and most likeable, especially Tripp, who it seems is dealing with some very adult issues. The plot moves along at a fair pace, and it's at least decently descriptive. Overall, enjoyable and recommended for a bit of light reading.