Review of Chet: From Out of Nowhere by Larry Murray

Charles Tucker is a hardworking young man with a loving wife and an adoring little boy. Chet From Out of Nowhere by Larry MurrayEarning a living as a dairy farmer is notoriously difficult in any economy. When Charles needs a new truck to keep the family business running smoothly he meets salesman, Cal, who’s dealing with his own employment struggles. Cal makes Charles an offer he can’t refuse and the wheels of fate are set in motion. Charles makes a decision that he’ll sorely regret years later.

This book is a prequel to Larry Murray’s previous “Chet” books. The author fills in the backstory about Chet, Charles and the events that led to his current feelings about the old truck. I have not yet read the author’s other books, so I can’t comment on them. However, I can say that “Chet: From Out of Nowhere” is a quick, thoughtful and engaging read about life, love and loss. There are subtle religious undertones scattered sparingly. It’s clear the author is a man of faith and he uses his beliefs in a positive, reassuring manner – I don’t consider myself “religious” and I found this comforting and not at all overwhelming.

The editing is impeccable. The author’s writing is intelligent and genuine. I would recommend this book if you’re a fan of short inspirational literary fiction. I plan on reading the rest of the Chet series.


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton