Dead Clever - Scarlett Thomas
In Dead Clever, following the break-up of her relationship, Lily heads back to her home town and manages to land a job lecturing at a local university. One of the students who would have been in her class has been found dead with her head removed and Lily finds herself becoming involved in figuring out what happened.

I have to say, the whole plotline of this book is incredibly dumb to the point of unbelievable but somehow it managed to keep my attention despite that, which must say something about the writer even if as a backhanded compliment. As a result, I hope to get my hands on the next book in the series, which is In Your Face.