I am thrilled to be a stop on the BAD GIRL GONE Blog Tour and to share an excerpt of the first chapter, “Awakening.”
BAD GIRL GONE by Temple Mathews releases tomorrow so it’s not too late to grab a copy on its release day. And in case you haven’t yet read the description, in brief, it’s a paranormal murder mystery, where the ghosts are the detectives, that offers up a side of romance with the sleuthing and vengeance and ghostly hijinks.
Author Temple Mathews has some awesome screenwriting credits to his name. Just visit his website (linked below) to check out what he’s done.
Also, Iggy Azalea (who loved BAD GIRL GONE) and her production company optioned the novel for film. So you might get to see it on the big screen one of these days.
So if you’d like to get a peek at Chapter One and you want to know more about BAD GIRL GONE, scroll down for all the info.
About BAD GIRL GONE
Title: BAD GIRL GONE
Author: Temple Mathews
Release date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin’s Griffin
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she’s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.
There’s just one problem: she’s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.
She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents’ car drives right through her.
She was right. Her parents are alive—but she’s not.
She’s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn’t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she’s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.
About Temple Mathews
TEMPLE MATHEWS is an author and screenwriter with several films to his credit, including Disney’s Return to Neverland, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. He wrote Aloha Scooby Doo for Warner Brothers and Picture This for MGM. He is also the author of the The New Kid trilogy.