While researching his first project, a chance discovery of a mysterious photograph of four men, dated 1935, leads to Sherman uncovering records of deaths, disappearances, and cover-ups on an almost unbelievable scale. Too late, Sherman realizes the organization responsible is still around, and they're prepared to take drastic measures to keep him quiet.
Sherman must decide if he wants to flee for his life, or risk everything to become the reporter he's always wanted to be. There are only two people he can trust to help him. One is Charlie, the cute, chubby student librarian at the historical society. The other is Denton, who claims that the organization is led by a shadowy man who died in 1966...and 1935...and 1864. The fact that Denton has been forcibly committed to a mental hospital is just an unfortunate misunderstanding.
Something evil is about to reappear. And Sherman, with his Dictaphone, his ironed socks, and his ten-page resume, may be the only one who can prevent a tragedy.
Interspersed with flashbacks to the original 1935 adventurers, Everyone Dies is a lighthearted coming of age story about love, growing up, and what it's like to be buried alive.
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When you pick up a book and start reading, you begin with certain expectations of where the story is going. Sometimes you run across one that by FAR exceeds your expectations. Everyone Dies In The End not only exceeded my expectations, it took them on a wild roller coaster ride with so many twists and turns that I was reluctant to put this book down until I finished it. Even though the main character is 17 years old, and this book is classified as Young Adult fare, it has serious appeal to anyone who likes a well written dark mystery- with a little romance and humor on the side. Sherman ‘what were my parents thinking’ Andrews may be young, but he knows exactly where he wants his life to go. He’s getting a head start on college by attending a summer program at the University of Missouri Columbia. His focus- journalism. He’s determined to write a history of the sociology department, even though the head of the journalism department only wants fluff pieces about local business owners and former alumni. His determination leads him to a mystery that goes back decades- or longer. It also leads him to friendships with people he would ordinarily have avoided like the plague ( one is a patient in a mental hospital) and a romance with a young woman who is much more than he bargained for- in more ways than one. The story he uncovers involves a strange cult, a possibly undead villain, and an old photograph of 4 men who stumbled upon the same thing about 70 years earlier and tried to put a stop to it. We’re also introduced to these men from the past and their stories by way of well- placed flashbacks. Sherman and his friends end up falling way deeper into this rabbit hole than they could ever have imagined. And the author makes sure that they take the reader down that hole right alongside them.