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Residents Reacting to Revelations from Skylar Neese Book
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 21, 2014 @ 11:37PM
Created on February 21, 2014 @ 7:23PM

A book about the murder of Skylar Neese was released on Tuesday and people across the country are buzzing about it.

The partial version of the novel, The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines, takes readers on an intimate 38 chapter journey. The book claims to peel back layers of a complex situation surrounding the Skylar's slaying. Some people are saying the details are surprising.

Morgantown High School student Tevin Musick said, "It is really shocking to me. I couldn't think of any friends that could do that to me."

Authors Daleen Berry and Geoffrey Fuller claim they're confirming rumors and shedding light on other aspects of the case that many people haven't heard yet. 

For example, the authors are saying Sheila Eddy and Rachel Shoaf were romantically involved. Chapter 38 begins with, "It was a lesbian love affair."

Another shocking allegation in the book states both girls asked a teacher how to get rid of a body. In chapter 37 authors said the teacher wouldn't discuss details but stated, "It was the most bizarre thing he had ever experience in a classroom."

It appears the more details people hear the more they're stunned.

"That's crazy to think that a person my age could do something like that," said WVU student Katelyn Bennett.

The book is also saying State Police got involved with the case while following leads on bank robberies. 

Readers get a sense of the pain and suffering the Neese family is going through. It also details how Skylar's parents, Dave and Mary Neese, originally defended the two girls who killed their baby girl. One example of this is laid out in chapter 15 when Skylar's father offered support to Eddy.

In an online post in reference to Skylar he wrote, "Love you Sheila, I want her back too."

This is only part of the story and many people are saying they want to know the rest. 

"This is one of those stories that I need to know the details," said Musick.

"It's something that you want to know about. It's something that you want to keep up with," said Bennett.

That's why they are just a few of the many people who say they're considering buying the full version of the book when it's released in June.

The version out now is only available as an e-book online.


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