Setup for this snippet: We're jumping ahead a few sentences. Cecilia's ghost father appears in her kitchen. She's a bit startled to see him but recovers quickly to ask him how he was able to appear in her house when he's never done so before. His theory is that she brought his journal home and it made it easy for him to follow her.
In this scene, it doesn't read exactly how it does in the book. A few sentences have been tweaked to meet the 10 sentence limit. This is in Cecilia's POV. Lars explains how time is different for him than it is for her. 🙂
He appeared somewhat solid this morning. He shimmered now and again, but she couldn't see through him.
"It's a little weird for me too," her father said. "No one's been able to see me until now and it would appear I've been doing this ghost thing for a while."
"Yes, you've been dead a long time," she reminded him.
"I get that. But time is different for me," he explained with a shrug. "It only feels like days since the Christmas party, but I know it hasn't been." He glanced at her with meaning. "Every time I caught a glimpse of you at the music room's door, I knew years had been flying by."
Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and his death was ruled an unfortunate accident. Despite the fact he can't recall what happened to him in his last moments of life, he is convinced he was murdered. He has been trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. She seeks help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lars' rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.
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