The White Devil by Justin Evans. Harper, 2011. (Published May 10)
In The White Devil, Andrew Taylor is sent to boarding school in the hopes it will straighten him out. The American arrives at Harrow School, a British institution, and within days one of new friends is dead. Andrew begins to have visions and feels that danger is following him. When he is cast in the school play about Byron, he uncovers strange connections between his visions and Byron’s life. There seems to be a strange link between Andrew, who looks remarkably like Byron, and a long dormant mystery at the school.
I love mysteries with a literary twist and was really enjoying The White Devil right until the end. I found the conclusion of this book shocking and not in a good way. I can’t tell you why without completely ruining it, but I was angry when I finished this book. It was so good and then...! I can’t say that everyone would have the same reaction and the rest of it was so good I don’t want to tell you not to read it, but you’ve been warned.
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