Thugs by J. Richard Singleton
Approx. 28,480 words.
Published on December 10, 2013.
In a small Californian town, a former troublemaker is coerced by a sociopathic teenage girl and his classmates into disposing a body after a "prank" goes awry; with two determined LAPD detectives believing he's a murderer, he must stay a step ahead of everyone, and somehow stay alive.