I just put Chapter 4 in the queue for posting. It should be up shortly.
There's been a lot of interest in what else had to be going on behind the scenes to make the girls turn on him. There's been a lot of speculation from brain-washing to hypnosis to more science-fiction explanations.
The truth is that Lana believed it. She convinced the other girls. They decided as a group not to talk to him about it. I'll post a little bit about their motivations later on today since I've gotten several emails about it.
As always, thanks to everyone who writes to me. I appreciate all the feedback. Some will shape my writing, other pieces have led me to write back to explain where some of the story choices have come from.