"Shelby Truman, a bestselling romance novelist, receives a request to visit her childhood friend, Eddie, who is on death row. Though mentally ill, Eddie is scheduled to be executed for murder. As Shelby travels home to Texas for the unnerving reunion, she recalls her stormy five-decade-long relationship with Eddie in order to understand what led the beautiful and talented, but troubled, boy who lived across the street to destroy himself. Her flashbacks, whether they occurred in the nearby public park or Eddie's bomb shelter-their "secret hiding place" where they could escape Eddie's abusive father-begin to reveal shocking truths. Most significant is the tragedy one summer, which set in motion a lifelong struggle against an Evil, with a capital "E," that corrupted their all-American neighborhood. As the clock ticks away, Shelby braces herself for a reunion that promises to shed light on the traumatic events that transpired on her street, changing everything she thought she knew about the boy on Chicory Lane."
by Raymond Benson
by Jane Kirkpatrick
by Raymond Khoury
by Holly Brown
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