What becomes of the girl left behind after the tragicdeath of her best friend?
Sixteen-year-old Farris Sloan is picking up the pieces after the untimely death ofher best friend Kelsey. But even one year later, Farris can’t seem to find “normal”again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality.When he offers her the chance to find out the truth about Kelsey’s death, Farris fearswhat will surface. Is it too much too soon or just what she needs to move forward?The Broken One explores a teen’s struggle to overcome loss and her hopeto rediscover what it truly means to live and love.
Flashes of the silver car I’d been in a million times flewby in my mind, spliced in with another image—of the body I’d just seen at the bottomof the ravine. I kept seeing it over and over like a trailer for the latest horror movie. Butit wasn’t some actress in a film. It was my best friend’s lifeless body at the bottom ofthat rocky cliff. The stark image taunted me: large, jagged boulders breaking out from acoating of pure white snow forever marked with her blood—her body, splayed acrossthem, crooked and broken.
Christine H. Bailey teaches creative writing and written composition at a privateuniversity in west Tennessee. Before teaching English, Christine worked as a journalist,a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor. To learn more about theauthor and her work, visit her website at www.cibailey.com.