Three children, strangers to each other, are brought together by
seemingly motiveless and extreme acts of violence. Orphaned and
alone, they are taken in as students at Evensong, a boarding school
for emotionally traumatized children in the remote Maine
wilderness. A PLACE OF SAFETY? Forensic pathologist Maura Isles
already has a connection with the school - Julian 'Rat' Perkins,
the 16-year-old boy she met during a previous case, is now living
there. But she suspects that the Evensong founders may be using the
school for their own agenda. And her concerns grow when Detective
Jane Rizzoli is asked to investigate yet another attempt on the
life of one of the orphans at the school ...OR A PLACE OF DANGER?
What both Jane and Maura soon discover is that even a school
protected by locked gates and acres of forest cannot shut out a
gathering threat. When three blood-spattered twig dolls are found
hanging from a tree, they wonder if the threat comes from outside
the school ...or from within.