It started when the main character Brodie had a crush on Paulene and asked her on a date she accepted and Brodie couldn’t wait. The next morning he went to the Blackwater with his cousin Alex.
Brodie saw Paulene on the Toadstool with Otis out of jealousy Brodie pranked Paulene and once he got out of the water he saw Paulene and Otis both fell in the Blackwater and Brodie couldn’t save them.
Brodie heard Paulene was found dead and Otis was missing Brodie was guilty because he thought it was his fault.
Brodie and Alex lied about the event when the police asked about it. Brodie tried to tell the truth to his parents multiple times but wasn’t able to. Brodie then learned that Otis was also found dead and felt even guiltier.
Brodie was invited to Paulene’s funeral. Brodie went to the funeral and left the funeral earlier than everyone else. Brodie saw Hannah also known as the Batgirl because she also left the funeral early.
Hannah and Brodie were talking about the event and Brodie told the truth to her, he learned that it wasn’t his fault after telling the truth to Hannah and told the truth to his parents. Brodie was relieved of the guilt of the event in the Blackwater.