Ellery was kidnapped by a mysterious man, his face was covered so she couldn't see who it was. The intelligent girl she is managed to plan out her escape. When she did she got away without the man realising, and found herself at a old, prestigous school known as Deepdean school for girls where she meet Daisy wells.
Ellery and Daisy get to talking and they learn that both of them enjoy being detectives and talking about murders. They talk for hours about their cases the murders and threats at Echo Ridge High School, the missing girls, Lacey Killduff's death and the dolls on the graveyard and the Ten Murders at Deepdean.
Daisy and Ellery spend a long trying to figure out how to get Ellery home so it's too late to do anything and they decide it's best to stay over for the night in one of the unoccupied dorm rooms and leave in the morning on the next train home to Echo Ridge High School.