This book was an absolute blast. The graduation party from hell, literally. I picked up this book thinking it would be a slasher, but I didn't really know what to expect. I don't need to read a synopsis to buy a Carver Pike book, I just buy the Carver Pike book. You should buy this Carver Pike book.
This book worked on all levels for me, I can see people asking why would teachers go to their students graduation party anyway, but I think Pike does a nice enough job skirting around that and making it just plausible enough to work. Let me tell you what I loved about this book, this book felt to me that it was a Carver Pike book, inspired by Bentley Little. Maybe that was the intent? Pike does mention a Bentley Little book within this book, but whether or not that was the intent, it feels like one in the best way possible.
This book is violent, it's mean, and if you removed the supernatural elements from the book, it does feel like something that could happen, although probably not to the extremes here.
All the stars, buy this book.