Shaken by a frightening premonition from a mysterious neighbor, Brian Haynes, believing he has 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 boys find refuge with an old man living a hermit’s life on a nearby knob. But it all comes to a terrifying climax one day when Charlie steps inside an abandoned, rusty truck 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.
K. Martin Beckner lives in Southern Kentucky, not far from Nashville, Tennessee. His writing style is deeply influenced by the people, places, and haunting folklore of what the Native Americans called “The Dark and Bloody Ground”, where his family has resided for more than two centuries. He is the author of the Southern Gothic coming-of-age novels Chips of Red Paint and A Million Doorways.