What's in the Rear View Mirror?

What's in the Rear View Mirror?

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by E. G. Lander
     
 

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Steve Summers was loved by everyone in Rymont, South Carolina. He would always be there for anyone who needed help, never asking for anything in return. One unusually dark and moonless night he headed home after helping a friend fix his dock. He squinted, struggling to see the road ahead.

He was concentrating on just two things, the worn-out white line in the center

Overview

Steve Summers was loved by everyone in Rymont, South Carolina. He would always be there for anyone who needed help, never asking for anything in return. One unusually dark and moonless night he headed home after helping a friend fix his dock. He squinted, struggling to see the road ahead.

He was concentrating on just two things, the worn-out white line in the center of overused Route # 5, and the gorgeous looking pie sitting next to him that kept sliding his way. That was his pay for fixing the dock, a homemade pie.

He didn't see the truck that hit him. It pushed him off the road, hurling him towards a hundred year old oak that was stretching it's arms over the asphalt. He died instantly, eventually creating the rehashing of a fifty year old saga that would engulf the entire town of Rymont. Many thought Steve died because of the blackness that night, or even killed himself to avoid the colon cancer his doctor had detected the previous week. But Granny knew better, she knew he was about to tell a story to "clean out his guilt" of something he did when he was in high school. She didn't know what it was, but she knew that her husband did not die accidentally, or ran off the road on his own.

After she tells her grandson Billy how she feels, he agrees to try to find out what happened back in the 1950's. He digs so deep that an unsolved murder is discovered, making him wonder if his grandpa was involved. His journey to the truth uncovers more than he expects, maybe more than his family would want discovered.

Someone driving a big green GMC truck tries to push Billy off the road and puts him in the hospital. He gets help from the Chief of Police, who digs more, getting close to the answers until he is murdered, too. By now all of Rymont has gone from a quiet dot on the map to a place where neighbors locked their doors at night for the first time. Eventually Billy gets help from an unexpected source, leading him to the real truths, both from 50 years earlier and to who is trying to kill anyone looking into those half-century old secrets. Now starts the hard part, getting the state police to believe him enough (from his hospital bed) to pursue the answers that will shock everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629890920
Publisher:
World Castle Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/04/2014
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

E.G. Lander grew up in northern Minnesota on a fishing resort owned by his family, deep in the heart of a Chippewa Indian reservation. There wasn't a television, a radio, or even a telephone for miles. E.G.'s father entertained his guests by hosting hour-long storytelling events. That's when he decided that one day he would become a teller of stories too, and write...after college and a 35 year career with Walgreens. So that's exactly what he did- he began his second career- the writing one.
Lander's first work was an 87,000 word murder/mystery with a family saga backdrop called What's in the Rear View Mirror? (Published by World Castle Publishers). It became a number 1 best seller in October 2014.
E.G. then completed his next manuscript, a 32,000 word project entitled An Email From God, a true story of how God performed miracles in his life after his beloved wife Nancy died. This is being published by Sarah Books.
The next novel was The Incredible Bucky Berrot, the story of an unbelievable little hero in the hidden woods of Western Australia. This 67,000 word fantasy is designed for readers of all ages, with lessons for everyone. It's co-authored with E.G.'s ten-year-old grandson Connor, giving a child's view of the Berrot world. This was published by Sarah Books, and it too became a #1 best seller in February 2015.
Then came Damn It, Wake Me Up, set in Nashville, Tennessee. It's the 118,000 word story of an All-American family that becomes unraveled when the husband (Tony) gambles away everything they have. Tony and his girlfriend decide to kill his wife for the life insurance and manipulate her medicine, leaving her in a coma. What happens to her is amazing and leads to incredible developments that sends everything spiraling towards total destruction. This was also published by World Castle Publishing and became a #1 best seller in April 2015.
E.G. lives in a small community on a river in Tennessee with his two grandbabies, Connor and Kaylee. He shares everything with them, even his stories, starting with his days on that resort in Minnesota.

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What's in the Rear View Mirror? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much.  Its a very good read and was hard for me to put down.  Once I got going I could not stop reading.  If you are looking for an interesting, captivating mystery then this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I liked the plot and got really connected to the characters. The mystery consumed me and I had to know what happened. Anyone would love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not everyday that you read a first time author with the polish and talent of E. G. Lander.   This book grabbed me from the first page and was impossible to put down.  Can't wait for for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you want to read a mystery that keeps you totally captivated?  This book What's in the Rear View Mirror does just that.  I felt like I was right there in the center of the story.  I look forward to reading many more stories by EG Lander.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very suspenseful and I got into it slowly. Like all good books once you are past the exposition and into the story you get addicted and can't put the book down. With this book, I read the last 200 pages in one day, I bought 4 extra for my 3 sons and my sister. I cannot wait for more books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is very good. I loved the plot details. I was on the edge of my seat. I passed it to my brother and he loved it. We talked all night after we had both read it. I am waiting for more works from this author and hope that he/she continues writing.
Richie1 More than 1 year ago
When Billy's grandpa dies in a vehicular accident, his grandma is suspicious. Steve was a excellent driver, no accidents, or tickets, ever. She asks Billy to look into what happened, hoping to find out the truth. Billy, the star of the football team, enlists his coach to help. As the plot thickens, murder is uncovered, along with two cold cases from the 1950's. The mystery engulfs the whole town of Rymont as E. G. brings about the conclusion. You won't want to put this one down!    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a good read. As an educator, I was able to enjoy this page turner and keep guessing to the very end. All adult ages and readers will enjoy reading this. Be warned, you won't want to put it down!
Diane_Miller More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have EVER read. Keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. The author wrote with a flair that made me feel as if I were there. I could not put it down once I started reading it. Would be a great book to read anytime. The characters come across as real people with real problems. This book will definitely surprise you.