By Kaye Park Hinckley
When Malcolm J. Hawkins, the Head of Psychology at Bethel University in Alabama, feels his position and his credibility threatened by up-and-coming English professor Ginnie Gillan, he decides to use her husband Edmund’s gullibility against her. Feeding Edmund a steady diet of drugs and manipulation, Mal lights the fuse of the greatest tragedy Bethel has ever known.
Eighteen-year-old Alma Broussard, her quirky mother Moline, and her feisty Aunt Pauline run a chicken farm in Bethel. Their lives seem wholly separate from the feuds of academia—but dark secrets lurk in Moline’s past that will bring the people she loves straight into the path of a murderous madman.
In the wake of death and destruction, the town that used to be called Heaven’s Gate will find no easy answers, but there may still be hope for redemption. Shooting at Heaven’s Gate is a Theology of the Cross novel in which genuine goodness, bona fide evil, and suffering truly live side by side.
Cynthia T. Toney –
As in her other novels, Hinckley has created characters that, while original and complex, reflect the predatory, vulnerable, and injured personalities encountered in real life. Aspects of their backgrounds as well as captivating thought processes about love and other issues should prove intriguing, and often relatable, to readers. The author has positioned those characters in a story with two settings and intricate plot lines that converge in a most skillful, heartfelt way to produce a Hinckley signature ending. Her novels take my breath away.