Eight-year-old Cressy is delighted to be spending a summer in the Ozarks. Grandpa’s farm is full of delicious treats, marvelous places to play, and a wonderful neighbor companion, Kevin Gardiel. Then…old Granny Blue begins to tell frightening tales of a ghost that walks along the creek at night, and an evil snake, whose appearance presages tragedy.
Cressy is now homesick, and discovering that things may not always be what they seem. When disaster strikes, the line between right and wrong begins to blur. Truth and lies become tangled and, in the end, may threaten to cast her in a twisted folk legend.
Flash: Lyla Allen, Author of Red Clay Tastes Like Chalk, has been awarded an Honorable Mention for her novel by the national magazine Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Contest for 2002. Her book was among the top ten of 370 entries in the Self-Published Fiction Category.