One night at a dive bar in the East Village, best friends Jansen, Jason, Hersh, and Clint create a secret society. One with a fake past full of murders, ghosts, and family secrets. A joke, meant to freak out their school friends, who will no doubt fall for it. Because in the single-sex private schools of Manhattan's über-wealthy Upper East Side, where GPAs and coke highs are through the roof, last night's mind-numbing party is this morning's eyeroll-inducingly exaggerated story, and relationships burn out faster than the cigarette between your fingers, induction to a secret society feels like a natural rite of passage.The eerie notes left in Jansen's, Jason's, Hersh's, and Clint's bedrooms are the first clue their joke has hit too close to a very real, and very hidden, history of Manhattan. In a secret room only blocks from their penthouses, the mystery, one that began with long-dead twins named Anabelle and Jonathan, starts to unravel. And after a cab chase, fruitless attempts at an impossible-to-crack code, and the offhand discovery of a book stacked on a desk in a backwater South Carolina bedroom comes the chilling realization their "joke" has also hit too close to home. Because as it turns out, murders, ghosts, and family secrets are the hidden history of their own parents.
About the Author
Daisy Jordan grew up in Indiana, graduated from Purdue University, spent a few years in Denver, and now lives in Fort Myers, Florida. She has been obsessed with New York since she first visited with a friend who grew up just outside the city. On that trip, over the course of 3 days in January, Daisy walked about 25 miles (and bought a ski hat from a street vendor). She now goes to NYC at least once a year, has covered most of Manhattan on foot, and can always give directions when people stop her to ask. She loves the idea of growing up with a life like Jansen's, but of course, the fiction is always better than the reality. ;)