The highly anticipated sequel to This Side of Paradise-which Kirkus heralds as an an entertaining, suspenseful thriller -Paradise Lost delivers the same chilling scenarios and head-scratching secrets that fans expect from author Steven L. Layne.Meet Chase Maxfield. After a summer break, the former wallflower returns to school with a new found confidence to match his sudden, yet classic, good looks. His popularity even pulls the attention away from golden boy Troy Barrett. But t everyone is enamored with the overnight class favorite. Troy's brother, Jack, suspects something sinister is behind Chase's unexpected transformation, and his skepticism only grows as other eerie events occur.When his grandmother is mysteriously poisoned, his brother disappears, and his girlfriend soon develops an interest in someone else, Jack becomes even more determined to discover the truth. Yet the late Mr. Eden-a man who embodies evil-will do whatever it takes to stop Jack until he meets his ultimate demise. Packed with action and off-the-wall incidents, this fast-paced vel invites readers on an adventure that builds momentum until the very last page.