By Grant Jerkins
From the severely acclaimed writer of A extremely simple Crime, a chilling tale of a tender boy coming to grips with real evil.
A crimson airborne dirt and dust street on a sweltering day. A automobile loses keep an eye on, flips in the course of the air. a lady crawls out, bloody and battered, staggers towards the boy at the motorcycle, the only she swerved to prevent. yet he runs away...
Kyle is ten in the summertime of 1976, and his global is all approximately secrets-secrets hidden within the maze of cornfields, in caves, within the embers of scorched earth, in the back of creaking doorways and down basement stairs...and within the darkest of hearts.
But there is a policewoman on the entrance door. The Paralyzed guy watches him from a neighboring porch. And irrespective of which means Kyle turns, no position turns out secure anymore...
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Perhaps devising another experiment. A wisp of smoke rose and curled above the red clay bank. It carried to him and he could smell the acidic, sharp smell of burning pine. They had built a campfire. Kyle imagined they must be camping out at the water’s edge, maybe even fishing for crawfish to boil or a catfish to fry. Jealousy stung him hard. This was what Kyle wanted. Building fires and pretending to live in the woods. These were the adventures he wanted—not being relegated to piddling games of treasure hunt and hide-and-seek with a seven-year-old girl.
He was scared of only one other thing in his environment—and that was blasting caps. Public safety commercials about blasting caps seemed to interrupt every cartoon he ever watched, typically depicting a boy about Kyle’s age, walking through dirt and debris—as he himself often did—and spying a benign and compact bundle of wires half obscured on the ground. The boy in the commercial always did exactly what Kyle would have done lucking up on such a fascinating treasure: He picked it up and began fidgeting with it.
P. cm. ISBN : 978-1-101-54562-1 1. Life change events—Fiction. 2. Secrets—Fiction. 3. Psychological fiction. I. Title. com For my sister, Amanda Grace Beam GOD IS He was just a boy. In her mind, the woman could conjure only a faint static image of the boy, like a photograph faded with time and constant handling. The woman’s room in the Clermont Hotel overlooked Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Clermont, a fading redbrick monolith, wasn’t the worst the city of Atlanta had to offer, but it was close. The hotel was noted for its late-night lounge, located in the basement, its main attraction being Blondie, a stripper who crushed beer cans with her breasts.
At the End of the Road by Grant Jerkins