✨2022 Watty Awards Shortlist ✨Mystery/Thriller winner 2022 Amby Awards ✨Mystery/Suspense winner 2022 Punk Rock Awards ✨Best First Line - 2022 Punk Rock Awards ✨Best Action/Fight Scene - 2022 Punk Rock Awards ✨2021 Watty Awards Shortlist When 17-year-old Arbor Hayes' best friend turns up alive after a mysterious six-month disappearance, she must piece together the fragments of her story to make sense of what happened. But as clues emerge, she discovers how damaged Emma Navarro is ... and how dangerous the truth can be. * * * * * When 16-year-old Emma Navarro goes missing, the seemingly perfect town of Menteuse, Ohio is in shock - including Arbor Hayes, Emma's best friend and next door neighbor. After weeks of searching, Emma's truck is found abandoned hours away from home with blood in the back seat, turning the rescue mission into a recovery of her body. Six months later, Arbor receives a text from Emma's phone stating she's alive, but when her best friend reappears, she's more sinister and unpredictable than the Emma from before. And as details regarding her ordeal emerge, the more Arbor realizes how damaged Emma is ... and how dangerous the truth can be. Content warning: this story contains references to sexual abuse, mental health issues, violence, and mild drug use. 💰 This story is currently available on YONDER and I'm offering $5 in FREE COINS! Head over to my profile for information on how to redeem them! Promo code expires December 31st, 2022. Emma That is Dead by Darly Jamison Copyright © 2021 All Rights Reserved Cover photo by D-Keine on iStockphoto, and edited on Canva Pro.