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 and 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 is an Army veteran, a registered nurse, and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He lives in a spooky Victorian house in Southern Kentucky, not far from Nashville, Tennessee. His writing style is deeply influenced by the people, places, and haunting folklore of Southern Kentucky, where his family has resided for more than two centuries. He is also the author of the Southern Gothic novel A Million Doorways.