by Terry Kay
After Eli is the story of three women who encounter the most formidable of dangers—an enchanting man. Though strangers are rare in the town of Yale, and a recent double murder is still unsolved, itinerant actor Michael O’Rear wins over the people of the remote Appalachian village.
Intrigued by a legend of hidden money, Michael uses his actor’s talents and his gift of hypnotically lyrical gab to win the empathy, and then the hearts, of the three Pettit women: Rachel, alone since her husband Eli left seven years before; her daughter, Sarah; and even her distrusting older sister, Flora. Each woman takes pleasure in Michael, whose charm and wit draws them inexorably into his play of madness—a drama of psychological horror that threatens the weak and unsuspecting.
Total Pages: 271
Size: 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
“…engrossing and packed with tension…exceedingly well-drawn….” ―Publishers Weekly
Stanley W. Lindberg Award ―Georgia Center for the Book 2007
Georgia Author of the Year for Fiction ―Georgia Writers Association 1981