Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Hollow - chapter 1

Are you dying to read The Hollow?  I know I am!  Well, I have some awesome news for you; are you ready?  First, let me tell you about the book, in case you haven't heard about it.

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. Then she meets 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 has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special. Just when Abbey starts to feel that 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 led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

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Now, for the news...

The first chapter is available to read in a PDF file! How cool is Jessica Verday for allowing us a sneak peek into her book?  I'm going to give you a taste, and then you can read the rest on your own.

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 / could think about was the hair-dyeing incident.

It was funny.

I guess I should have been thinking about all the things I wanted to say. All the things I couldn't say. And all the things I'd never get the chance to say. But I didn't. It wasn't like any of this was really happening anyway. She's only been missing since June 9. Sixty-eight days. That's not long enough for her to be ... dead.

You can't have a viewing of the body if there is no body. And someone can't really be gone from your life forever if there is no viewing. It all works itself out. This was only an act. Just motions we were going through. 

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Taschima Cullen said...

I want to read this book!!!!!!!

Sherrie said...

Hi Shelly,
This book sounds so good! I'll definitely be adding this one to my TBR list. Thanks for the review! Have a great day!!


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