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At the End of the Road

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From the critically acclaimed author of A Very Simple Crime, a chilling story of a young boy coming to grips with genuine evil.

A red dirt road on a sweltering day. A car loses control, flips through the air. A woman crawls out, bloody and battered, staggers toward the boy on the bike, the one she swerved to avoid. But he runs away...

Kyle is ten in the summer of 1976, and his world is all about secrets-secrets hidden in the maze of cornfields,...

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Overview

From the critically acclaimed author of A Very Simple Crime, a chilling story of a young boy coming to grips with genuine evil.

A red dirt road on a sweltering day. A car loses control, flips through the air. A woman crawls out, bloody and battered, staggers toward the boy on the bike, the one she swerved to avoid. But he runs away...

Kyle is ten in the summer of 1976, and his world is all about secrets-secrets hidden in the maze of cornfields, in caves, in the embers of scorched earth, behind creaking doors and down basement stairs...and in the darkest of hearts.

But there's a policewoman at the front door. The Paralyzed Man watches him from a neighboring porch. And no matter which way Kyle turns, no place seems safe anymore...

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Jerkins follows his well-received debut, A Very Simple Crime, with a bogeyman tale that ratchets up a high level of dread the way a slasher flick does if one concentrates on the images rather than the internal logic of a porous plot. One summer day in 1976, 10-year-old Kyle Edwards on his bike and Melodie Godwin in her car barely avoid a collision on the road near Kyle’s home in rural Georgia. Kyle is unhurt, but Melodie is badly injured when her car overturns. Frightened by her bloody appearance, Kyle races off. When he gets up the nerve to return to the scene of the accident the next day, there’s no sign of the woman or her car. Enter the maliciously cunning Kenny Ahearn, a stroke victim known as “the paralyzed man,” who sets his sights on Kyle. Sheriff’s Deputy Officer Dana Turpin’s search for the missing Melodie provides a ray of hope, while Ahearn’s demented actions exact a terrible toll in this scary thriller. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425243343
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,011,842
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 5.54 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Grant Jerkins is the critically acclaimed author of A Very Simple Crime and has worked for ten years advocating for adults with developmental disabilities. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    This is an exciting historical suspense thriller

    During the sweltering summer of 1976 on a infrequently traveled back dirt road in rural Georgia, Melodie Godwin driving her car swerves to avoid hitting ten year old Kyle Edwards riding his bike. Her quick action leaves the tweener unhurt, but the car overturned severely injuring Melodie. Kyle sees her blood everywhere and takes off in a panic. He tells no one.

    The next day the lad returns to scene of the accident with trepidation, but there is no major indication an incident occurred just yesterday. Not long afterward, Sheriff's Deputy Officer Dana Turpin searches for the missing woman while Kyle's neighbor viciously clever stroke victim Kenny "the Paralyzed Man" Ahearn observes the youngster with a malicious intent.

    This is an exciting historical suspense thriller starring a frightened child, a nasty villain, a dedicated law enforcement official, and the missing victim. The tense story line is fast-paced from the moment of the near collision and never slows down until the final confrontation. Although over the top of Stone Mountain, readers will enjoy what goes down At the End of the Road.

    Harriet Klausner

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