By: Jessica Verday
Pub date: September 1st, 2009
When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now either treats Abbey like a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly had secrets of his own.
Just when Abbey starts to feel like she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have lead to her death?
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants... this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of Sleepy Hollow. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
"It was funny. At a time like this, wasn't I supposed to be thinking serious thoughts of eternity, and the afterlife, and all that? As I glanced around me at the small groups of people huddled around the room, it seemed like that's what they were all thinking about. Each somber face reflected their pious thoughts, but all I could think about was the hair-dyeing incident."
It was funny...
Chapter one in its entirety is now available here.
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Okay, so it's not Saturday but I have a pretty busy weekend coming up and won't be able to update so I thought I'd just do it today when I have the time.
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