Four walls and a ceiling, like any other place, it’s a prison. A place hiding a terrifying sinister disappearance, and possibly a murder. A sassy teenager, Sophie Gribsie tries to survive among the ways of Vermyear Academy. While feeling second best against her best friend, Ginger Spring, her life is disrupted when she unexpectedly gets plopped into Cornegy Hall. Thinking her life couldn’t get any worse, she reluctantly tags along with her weird quirky cousin, Marribell. But she soon finds out that’s the least of her worries. When a girl named Morgan Stasney turns up missing, the quiet Connecticut town becomes on edge, and looks to detective Roy for answers. Determined, and steadfast, she is insistent on staying focused to uncover leads. At first, the case seemed to be going nowhere, until she runs into a charming mysterious man named Carter Lincoln BeauCannon. Initially, Roy didn’t think there was anything more to him than good looks and money. Until she discovers he may know more about Morgan Stasney’s disappearance than he’s letting on. Roy dives deeper to find a connection, but how will she solve a disappearance with no witnesses, little evidence, and without a body?
About the author
A Marcayla K has been an avid reader since middle school. Her lifelong dream is to become an author and share her stories with the world. Though she landed a career with Quest Diagnostics as a phlebotomist, A Marcayla K always finds time for her passion; writing and developing stories for others to enjoy. She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and like the main character, high school was a difficult time for her. During these challenging years, the story behind Vermyear Academy began to come to life. Parts of the novel were influenced by actual events in A Marcayla K’s life. Her future goal is to become an inspiration to her readers and publish more exciting novels.$2.99–$16.99