YA/Romantic thriller/historical fiction/mystery
Imagine seeing the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots and finding out she’s hidden a treasure! Suppose the treasure is the Holy Grail.
Dru and her geeky boyfriend discover finding the treasure is easy compared to trying to stay alive. A killer is also seeking the grail, and he’s not going to let two teenagers get in his way, even if it means shooting the boyfriend and tossing the girl off the bell tower.
This was not the vacation Dru planned when she traveled to Edinburgh. She and Darcy just wanted to visit the old castles and ruins. If only their imaginations hadn’t been stirred by the sight of the ghost!
As Dru waited for her death atop the tower, the apparition appeared again. The ghost’s earlier warning was about to come true. Someone was going to die.
THE GHOST’S WARNING
She pulled her cell phone from her jacket pocket and quickly dialed her father’s number. Again it went to voice mail. Choking back tears, she left a message. “I love you, Dad. Tell Mom I love her, too. Bye.”
Hiding in the shadows, Dru felt James’ presence. Slowly she raised her eyes and gasped. James was looming over her. From the glint in his eyes, she knew she didn’t have long to live. She held her breath and waited for James to make his move.
Three days earlier…..
Dru, standing in the courtyard of Edinburgh’s Castle, stared at the doorway leading to the banquet hall. “It’s a ghost!” she murmured.
She rubbed her eyes and then looked again. The apparition, an auburn haired maiden wearing a full length black velvet gown, was still there. A high white tatted lace collar hid her long neck. Sunlight bounced off the gold beads woven in her hair. A pearl necklace and a simple gold cross were her only jewels. She wasn’t wearing a crown, but Dru knew she was a Queen.