December 20, 2019 (Mystery/Crime)
‘“Yes, Cheryl?” I reply, barely opening my eyes. She opens her other hand in front of me, revealing something mini, about the size of a June bug, in her palm.”’
What would you do if you found this?
College senior, Bradley Carleslie—posterior to being the prime suspect of a knotty murder trial—finds himself being the detective of a particular case after his little sister hands him a flash drive she found.
Intending to give it back to his sister, he quickly locates its USB plug and connects it to his laptop to see if it’s still operative. It’s still in sharp shape, but its memory is not unused.
He begins to watch and view the arrays of videos and photos left on it, instantly growing more and more nauseous and emotional as he proceeds through the measureless amount of footage. But another problem arises, there’s no identifiable faces, only actions and voices. Eventually needing to delve deeper into the surroundings in the footages, he refuses to let it all slip from his grip, until he finds the people in them.
WARNING: This book contains graphic content surrounding sensitive topics that readers may find triggering, including sexual violence and other numerous forms of abuse and violence. Reader discretion is advised.
23 Years Old
One of the most well-known and liked students at the University of North Georgia. After being the prime suspect of a complicated murder trial for two and a half years, and replenishing his reputation with the help of his current girlfriend, Eden, he’s still the considerate guy everybody loves.
23 Years Old
Recently transferred student from a technical college in Blairsville, Georgia, to the University of North Georgia. Known for her confidence and straightforwardness, popularity, as well as high academic achievements, people have no other choice, but to love her for who she is.
7 Years Old
Bradley’s little sister, she was adopted into his family when he was a sophomore in high school. Tech-savvy and cultivated for her physical age, she’s usually assumed to be a reticent girl to other kids and adults, until she opens her mouth.
27 Years Old
Independent and famous multi-genred artist, music producer, and internet personality. Relatively young and talented heartthrob who flared and got to his peak after releasing his second studio album and having a few songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, also widely known for his bubbly personality.
17 Years Old
One of Austin’s cousins, who works for him. Although she can be an amusing person to be around, she’s usually quiet and reserved and prefers to keep her life private.