Brian Haynes, the third-generation owner of a successful realty company, who married the owner of an even more successful lumber company, remembers back to one pivotal summer during his childhood that changed his perspective on life forever.
Following a frightening premonition from a mysterious neighbor, Brian, believing he has inadvertently contributed to the death of his grandmother’s housekeeper, runs away from home with his best friend, Charlie. Aided by their friend Stephanie, the two friends find refuge with an old man living a hermit’s life on a nearby knob. The old man teaches the boys the virtues of living a simple life and teaches them even more about letting go of the past and never taking things for granted.
It all comes to a terrifying climax one day when Charlie climbs inside an abandoned, rusty truck, a truck that still has a few chips of red paint, and closes the door. Here begins a struggle between life and death.
Chips of Red Paint is a modern Southern Gothic novel that weaves the past with the present into a colorful quilt that touches every emotion.
5-Star Amazon Review
“I still have tears in my eyes from just getting done reading this great Southern gothic book. I loved the suspense, the campfire stories and the warm relationships. I would recommend this book to everyone and look forward to many discussions about this very engaging story.”
About The Author
K. Martin Beckner is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He is a registered nurse who also has a degree in psychology with a minor in writing. He lives in Southern Kentucky, not far from Nashville, Tennessee. His family has lived in Kentucky longer than Kentucky has been a state. As a child he loved to listen to stories his grandparents told. He now incorporates those stories into his writing. He is currently working on his next novel. email@example.com
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