“Powerful, stomach churning reading...a clear-eyed account of how money, power, and prestige collude...to prevent those most deserving of justice from getting it."
—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"..a quest narrative, with Kamil struggling to understand how it all could have happened, his own complicated relationship to the story...and what lessons might have emerged from its messy denouement...At once fair-minded and tendentious...it is an important and engrossing read."
—THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“a 'must read' investigative work as dramatic and wrenching as any Hollywood playwright could come up with.”
—THE JERUSALEM POST
“A disturbing but necessary book.”
“...a rare look into the world of a private school during a dark chapter of its history.”
"Too smart to be exploitative, too wise to have pat solutions...Sharply reported, incisive, edifying."
"The strongest aspect of the book, which takes its title from Horace Mann;s school motto, is its ability to show the damage wrought by such violation, regardless of a victim's situation in life...Kamil is after honest accounting, and its decades overdue."
—THE SEATTLE TIMES
“…a richly layered and…balanced account of the decades-long trend of sexual abuse at Horace Mann.”
—SARAH SAFFIAN, author of Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found
“…shocking, riveting, and appalling…a cautionary tale. A must-read!”
—WILLIAM D. COHAN, author of The Price of Silence
“This is a powerful, harrowing book. Everyone should pay attention.”
—STEVE FISHMAN, writer at New York Magazine
“ A righteous demonstration that the truth is great—if only we have the courage to tell it.”
—MARC FISHER, senior editor at The Washington Post
“A fearless, revelatory book.”
—LORRAINE ADAMS, author of Harbor
“A clear-eyed account of…institutional corruption.”
—JAMES S. HIRSCH, author of Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend and Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter