From the cover: The Snake Well, deep in the steamy backwoods of Georgia, is where a terrified 12-year old girl loses her innocence and her life. It is an act so hideous and bizarre that even the few in the town of Lucerne who know the details keep them as their own tortured secret. Fourteen years later, an orphan boy, a stranger, arrives in the sleepy town. With his arrival, the final stages of an ancient prophecy are set in motion.
It is a story of a young boy in a rural Georgia town who comes to understand who/what he is. From terrifying and suspense-filled bathtubs to a tree house providing sanctuary to those willing to climb a ladder, this novel filled my mind with imagery and thought provoking feelings like no other.
... Nevertheless, Deliver Us From Evil had me checking my back and cautiously glancing around a brightly lit room full of people in the middle of the day.