After Eli



After Eli In The Nahella Valley Of Appalachia, A Rumor Is Whispered About A Man Named Eli Pettit And The Small Fortune In Stolen Money He Supposedly Hid On His Farm Before Disappearing, Leaving A Wife, Daughter And Sister In Law To Tend The Land And Guard The Money If The Money Even Exists.It Is A Rumor Michael O Rear Cannot Resist A Wandering Actor From The Remnants Of The Chautauqua Circuit, Gifted With Irish Gab And Charm, He Arrives Ready To Perform His Last And Most Horrific Role That Of A Murderer.Yet, It Is Not Simple Theater For Michael In The Appalachia Of 1939, He Is A Stranger In A Region That Does Not Easily Accept Strangers He First Must Ingratiate Himself To The Three Women Of The Pettit Home Eli S Wife, Rachel His Daughter, Sarah And Rachel S Sister, Dora, And Then He Must Curry Favor With The Townspeople Of Yale.For Michael, It Becomes An Exhilarating Performance, Acted With Patience And With The Cunning Persuasion Of Dreamy Often Outlandish Tales One By One, He Entices The Cast Of His Drama To Embrace Him And To Do His Bidding, But In The Wake Of His Presence, He Leaves An Imprint Of Physical And Emotional Terror That Scars Everyone Who Becomes Mesmerized By Him.Still, In This Tantalizing Story Of Deception And Senseless Slaughter, Of Threat And Fear, It Is The Powerful Instinct For Survival That Eventually Drops The Curtain On Michael O Rear And Restores The Quiet Secrets Of The Nahella Valley To Those Who Know Them.

10 thoughts on “After Eli

  1. says:

    I think Terry Kay is one of the most underrated authors I have read several of his books and have enjoyed all of them This was Kay s second novel and it s a very suspenseful novel Good read recommended

  2. says:

    Makes you wonder why people have not heard of Terry Kay Great characters, great story A great study of human character.

  3. says:

    An excellent psychological study of a character Michael arrives in a rural area up to no good but with a wonderful way of weedeling his way into locals hearts This is just plain, good old story telling Will he or won t he get found out Are the locals on to him or not Will he find the treasure and escape, pulling it all off even murder when needed What havoc will be left in the wake Hard to put down, once I got into the...

  4. says:

    I call this type of a book a beach read I really enjoyed this book immensely but it was just a very easy read There were twists and turns in the book but it was obvious what would be written on the following pages The Author created scenes that were very true to life There is a little bit of romance, intrigue but no major surprises...

  5. says:

    Another Winner Terry Kay s mastery of the English language is superb This chilling tale touches on the evil that lurks around us that may catch us and rewrite our destinies Michael is deliciously dark In my imagination, he looked like Santa, but it was soon apparent that this...

  6. says:

    Appalachia, oh Appalachia Where the women are strong.

  7. says:

    Completely engaging.a real page turner for me Terry Kaye s language is clear and yet poetic Never overwraught, revealing characters and setting that completely engaged me.

  8. says:

    Kept me going This was a well written novel I liked the setting and the characters Kept me guessing all the way to the end.

  9. says:

    3.5 stars I really enjoyed the meat of the book, but the ending was so o anticlimactic for me Nonetheless, I discovered a new to me southern author that I will read again.

  10. says:

    M Kay

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