The Secrets on Chicory Lane: A Novel

The Secrets on Chicory Lane: A Novel

by Raymond Benson


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The Secrets on Chicory Lane: A Novel by Raymond Benson

From the New York Times bestselling author of the continuation James Bond novels comes a new novel of suspense about coming-of-age in the 1960s, and the neighborhood street where first love, a child abduction, and abuse collide.

Sixty-one-year-old Shelby Truman, a romance novelist, has received a request to visit her childhood friend, Eddie, who is on Death Row. Though mentally ill, Eddie is scheduled to be executed for the disturbing, brutal murders of his wife and unborn child.

As Shelby travels home to Texas for the unnerving reunion, she steps back into memories of her past, recalling her five-decade-long relationship with Eddie in order to understand what led the beautiful but troubled boy who lived across the street to become a murderer. Shelby and Eddie used to visit an abandoned fallout shelter in his backyard, their "secret hiding place" where they could escape Eddie's abusive father, enjoy innocent playtime, and, later, adolescent explorations. As they grow increasingly close, a tragedy occurs one July fourth, an event that sets in motion a lifelong struggle against an Evil—with a capital "E"—that has corrupted their all-American neighborhood.

With only a few days left for Eddie to live, Shelby braces herself for a reunion that promises to shed light on the traumatic events that transpired on her street, changing everything Shelby thought she knew about the boy on Chicory Lane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510722941
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 815,653
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Raymond Benson is most well-known for being the third—and first American—author to be commissioned by the James Bond literary estate to write the 007 novels between 1996–2002. He is the author of thirty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling The Black Stiletto serial, now in development as a feature film. Benson lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Secrets on Chicory Lane: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t put this book down. Written very well & quick read. Good psychological thriller, knowing something not good is happening but not sure what.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not stop reading this book. So suspenseful and drew me completely in...LOVED the style of writing. Don't pass this one!
Binglewriter More than 1 year ago
Finished the same day I started. Like me, you probably know Raymond Benson from his officially sanctioned James Bond spy thrillers or his own Black Stiletto thrillers, so you might assume I'm going to say that I read his newest book in a single day because it was a classic page-turner, with pulse-pounding action propelling the reader forward. But, The Secrets on Chicory Lane is more of a literary mystery with a touch of horror than a thriller. I read it in a single day because it has intriguing characters, reflective realism with a touch of melancholy, and, most importantly, a smoothly flowing conversational narrative that sweeps you along for a journey through darkness and despair framed by nostalgia and love. Recommended.