Brochures boast that Hawthorne, Connecticut is a quiet, cozy town with one of the most prestigious boarding schools to help shape unruly teens into well-mannered adults, but that’s hardly close to the truth. Granted, the advertisements were printed long before the press got their paws on the murder of Hawthorne Prep’s prized possession, Adam Rouge, but things haven’t changed all that much. Sure, there’s a killer running free and the police can’t lounge around their offices inhaling coffee and arguing about sports anymore, but the kids seem to be alright on the surface.
Even weeks after the incident, citizens have remained on edge, and we don’t expect things to get any better anytime soon. The police have a grand total of zero leads, the papers have refused to let the murder go, and most students can’t help but worry about their return to school. The truth of the matter is Adam’s death has sparked a slow but steady ascension to chaos and while only time will tell what the townspeople will do when the killer returns to play mindgames and spread their dirty little secrets through the town like wildfire, there’s no denying that all Hell will break lose much sooner than any of these residents think.
To just about everyone, Adam Rogue was perfect. He was the perfect son, brother, friend; even the perfect boyfriend, but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover. Sure, with his good looks, charming personality, and excellent school record, it wasn’t difficult to believe Adam was amazing all the way around, but when it came right down to it, those outer layers were incredibly misleading. Adam wasn’t fantastic. He told lies, he spread rumors, he talked shit behind people’s backs and cheated on his girlfriend, first with Valeria Clark, and then a year later with Dillion Conwell. So, what? Yeah, Adam seems like your typical douche, but was it really enough to get him killed?
We’re not sure who had the balls to off him. Adam pissed off plenty of people, so we’ve got plenty of suspects. It could have been Isabella Occari that killed him; seeking revenge after Adam ruined her friendship with Valeria. Maybe it was Mr. Thompson to shut Adam up in order to keep his thing with Mrs. Tanner under wraps, or perhaps even Hope Young, his gorgeous heartbroken girlfriend. Did someone finally inform her about Adam’s frequent cheating? Even precious Miss Alexis Munroe could have had motives to kill the It boy, but the real question is who really killed Adam, and why are more of Hawthorne’s students being targeted?