The Burning of Rachel Hayes

The Burning of Rachel Hayes

by Doug Allyn

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ISBN-13: 9781410402387
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Pages: 357
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Burning of Rachel Hayes 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you have any fondness for animals, do NOT read this book. The dogs and horses are subject to every horror imaginable at the hands of humans. I couldn't stomach the book and put it down. I would give this book zero stars if it were possible here.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Veterinarian Dr. David Westbrook relocates to Algoma, Michigan after two years in prison for hitting a cop. David had been drinking away his sorrows over the death of his beloved child to Leukemia and ultimately his marriage when he lost it. Now he plans to start over in this remote northern community. David hears a woman screaming for help;. He drives until he finds Brenda, whose eight year old son fell into a well. David convinces the much bigger and stronger Brenda to let him climb down while she anchors the tent nylon that he will use and eventually pull them up. He rescues Bobby, but saw a corpse in the well.--- The official excavation at the well digs up the remains of a trapper and the fused skeletons of Rachel Hayes and her dog, who died in the Great Fire of 1871. Death and fire soon stalk David with the local sheriff suspecting him of every crime since the JFK assassination. David makes inquiries into Rachel¿s death as unexplained happenings seem to surround him including falling in love with an older woman.--- Though David is a terrific center holding the mystery together, the women make this a terrific tale. Besides the gender bender well rescue that shows how non-sexist the hero is, his relationships with a feisty reporter, the older Yvonne, and perhaps Rachel provide realism in a paranormal scenario. David ponders whether Rachel guides him so that history does not repeat itself with avarice destroying the land. Readers will enjoy this fabulous tale unless they are CEOs of the timber/development industries or employees of the misnamed EPA.--- Harriet Klausner