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This Dark Road To Mercy

Wiley Cash

The second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When Ghosts Come Home and A Land More Kind Than Home

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Wade disappeared on us when I was nine years old, and then he showed up out of nowhere the year I turned twelve…

After their mother unexpectedly dies, Easter Quilby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are stolen away from their foster home by the father they haven’t seen in years.

Brady Weller, their court-appointed guardian, goes after them, suspecting Wade of having taken part in a recent high-profile robbery. But he’s not the only one on their tail, as Robert Pruitt, a mercurial and deadly hunter, is determined to get to them first and claim his due.

Critic Reviews

This Dark Road to Mercy is a terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard.

Jess Walter
Critic Reviews

The voice is Southern and oh so charming … a crime novel that’s also a road movie and a baseball tale and a wicked twist on Sixth-Grade Father-Daughter Night

New York Times Book Review
Critic Reviews

Cash follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature . . . In the rhythms and cadence of the South, Cash offers a tale about family and about the tenuous link among the right choices, living with consequences or seeking redemption

Critic Reviews

‚ÄėCash focuses on the gulf between aspiration and achievement, the point where the search for redemption dwindles into resigned acceptance of fate. You can‚Äôt help but read on, thunderstruck, as the best of intentions seem certain to lead to the worst of all possible results.‚Äô

Sunday Times Crime Club

Wiley Cash is the New York Times best selling author of The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, This Dark Road to Mercy and, most recently, When Ghosts Come Home. He currently serves as writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA. He lives with his wife and two young daughters on…

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