SD Stanley (saddleridge7 on QT) has signed with agent Liza Fleissig of Liza Royce Agency, LLC.
Evan Wilson blows his head off on a frigid November night in the woods behind Olivia Novak's Madison, Wisconsin home. The sound of the shotgun blast tears her from a deep sleep. Her father, an emergency room physician, tries to save him. His friends are shocked. His family is devastated. Olivia is confused. He appeared so confident, so strong, so…perfect.
At Evan's memorial service Olivia is compelled to reach out to his best friend Brad Johnson. Brad responds, moving her in a direction she never expected—right into his life.
Brad is haunted by Evan's death, suffering panic attacks and convinced Evan didn't kill himself. Despite his powerful angst, Brad is charming and witty. When he asks Olivia to Winter Formal she goes, completely enamored, but their bliss is short lived.
The first text is a compromising picture of Olivia taken through a window. It goes out school wide the day after Brad's tires are slashed. The second is of Brad, photographed at a party in a less than ideal situation. Soon, the pictures are accompanied by words.
Stay. Away. From. Her. And. I. Will. Stop.
The photographs spread through town, the threats become more violent, and Brad and Olivia are driven apart by the anonymous assailant. One thing is clear, the stalker knows them. He seems to be everywhere they are. As suspicion grows and the police try to identify the person responsible, the mystery around Evan, Brad, and their friends deepens.
With each secret that is revealed, Olivia is pushed deeper into a dark place of mistrust and fear. Struggling to piece together the truth about Evan and Brad, she races to expose the person who is stalking her before it is too late.
GREAT GRAY is a 90,000 word Young Adult mystery anchored in real life with paranormal overtones.