Thursday, October 6, 2011

At the End of the Road-Grant Jerkins

At the End of the Road

Grant Jerkins

Berkley, Nov 1 2011, $15.00

ISBN: 9780425243343

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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