PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
PUB DATE: September 1, 2009
PAGE COUNT: 460 pages
AGE RANGE: 12 and up
in The Hollow Trilogy
"I didn't know, but I should have...and I've been haunted ever since."
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 treats Abbey like either 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 has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again.
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.
"Spectacular! The Hollow keeps you reading from beginning to end without coming up for air."
—L.J. Smith, bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries and Night World
"Verday's paranormal romance has an intriguing premise and hot cover that will easily attract a teen female readership....[W]ith a cliffhanger ending and impending sequel this novel will find many fans." —BOOKLIST
"For the high school students who have fallen in love with the supernatural, Verday's first novel will sweep them away. This is a ghost story set in the heart of America's first ghost story, Sleepy Hollow."
Readers, particularly fans of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" (Little, Brown) and other supernatural romances, will clamor for the second novel in this trilogy.—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL