Three women in 1930s Appalachia encounter an enchanting con man in this gripping psychological suspense novel from bestselling author Terry Kay.
“Engrossing and packed with tension…exceedingly well-drawn.” ―Publishers Weekly
Though strangers are rare in the town of Yale, and a recent double murder is still unsolved, the charming and itinerant actor Michael O’Rear manages to win over the people of the remote Appalachian village.
Intrigued by a legend of hidden money, Michael uses his acting talents and his gift of 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 feels connected to Michael, whose charm and wit draws them inexorably into his play of madness—a drama of psychological horror that threatens the weak and unsuspecting.
Terry Kay’s riveting suspense novel is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end.