The Skylar Neese story has captivated people not only in our state but across the country. Sheila Eddy and Rachel Shoaf were both sentenced after pleading guilty for Neese's murder. With no trial for either girl, many people still had questions about the incident.
Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller hope to answer some of those questions with the E-book, 'The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines.'
The two authors got involved because they each felt a personal connection to the story.
"I thought well somebody is going to do this story," said Fuller. "And I didn't really want some author coming in front outside because there's a lot of misunderstandings in those instances."
"I had two daughters run away they both were fortunately found by police the night they ran away," Berry said. "Every time I would walk into a convenience store I would think those poor parents I remember how I felt for that 12 hour period, it was terrible. And I just couldn't stop thinking about it."
The book discusses Neese's relationships with friends and family. It also talks about other peers social media usage after Neese's disappearance.
"Students at UHS were tweeting and gossiping about this whole thing for months and months as you would expect," Fuller said. "And as we found out more about what was going on behind the scenes there... That also was interesting."
Other students came forward to talk to the authors after both Eddy and Shoaf were sentenced.
Berry and Fuller said they hope the book can provide insight for both parents and teenagers.
"I think that teens need to realize that their parents are their best friends. And they should let them be their best friends because parents have that wealth of experience that will tell you when something isn't right," said Berry. "Whereas a teen doesn't have that filter and doesn't know."
The E-Book is available online.
Berry and Fuller are working on a second book called, 'Pretty Little Killers.' It takes a closer look at all three girls and their relationships. It also answers the question, "Why?"
'Pretty Little Killers' should be available some time in June.