I've always enjoyed Faye Kellerman, but this was better than most. Considering that Kellerman is about my own age, perhaps older, I'm astonished at how well she remembers teenage love. The ending was predictable - which I don't find at all a problem in this kind of story.
Two bright young kids (15 & 14) in love (well, they think they are, and what else matters?), school bullying gone deadly wrong, and a dedicated, caring, police force (a guy can dream!). It makes for a fast-paced, enjoyable, read.