This book starts off as a really good book Shelly is in labor and on his way to the hospital her husband was seriously injured. In fact he was dead for eight minutes. After that the book either becomes a fabulous book or the worse you have ever read. Some say they couldn’t finish it and others say they couldn’t put down.
Toby, the baby, finds an imaginary friend when he is three. His mother, Shelly, thinks he may be real and is worried because Toby is having behavior problems. However, her husband does not agree and their marriage starts to fall apart.
Ora Lee Beckworth is an upstanding community member who makes a decision that will forever impact people who are close to her. In the summer of 1976 Ora Lee hires Eddie, who is known as the Pecan Man, to mow her lawn. This does set well with her neighbors. Later on Eddie is arrested for murder. Ora and Blanche, her maid and friend, knows the truth but keep quiet and Eddie is sent to prison for the rest of his life.
Joe Talbert is given a writing assignment for an English class. He has to interview someone and write a biography. Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.
Joe Talbert’s life changes when he leaves his mother and autistic brother to go to college. Because he was late enrolling in school, he had little choice of an English Class. His assignment was to interview someone and write a biography. He did not want to interview his mother, she was not the best mother after all. So, he went to a nursing home where he was introduced to Carl Iverson, a Vietnam Vet and a convicted killer, who is dying from pancreatic cancer. Joe’s neighbor, Lila, becomes intrigued with Carl’s trial and history. You should read the book for the rest.