Second Verse

Second Verse Cover

Second Verse

By Jennifer Walkup

Luminis Books, Inc., Hardcover, 9781935462866, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

When Lange Crawford and her family move to Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, she quickly settles into her new life, which includes a great group of friends, a crush on the songwriter Vaughn, and living in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. Shady Springs also plays host to The Hunt, an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a supposedly fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. During a seance in the farmhouse's creepy barn a few weeks before The Hunt, Lange and Vaughn hear a ghostly whisper begging for help. The mysterious voice leads them to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder. When they begin receiving the same threats Ginny did, though, it's clear that someone is willing to do whatever it takes to halt their snooping. Will they be able to discover how their own past is connected to Ginny's before they suffer her fate?

About the Author
Jennifer Walkup is the fiction editor for the "Meadowland Review" and a creative writing teacher at the Writer s Circle in New Jersey. She is a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators."