ARC honest review for Henery Press via NetGalley.
A killer stalks the hallowed halls of Stonedale University. And Lila Maclean, newly appointed professor at the university is thrown in the deep end, when her cousin Calista is accused of murder.
With all the back biting and back stabbing, who knew academia could be murder!
I really enjoyed this, the first book in the Lila Maclean Mysteries. With all the twists and turns, it will keep you guessing right until the end!
English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.
More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment … and becoming the next victim.