This Dark Road to Mercy

This Dark Road to Mercy

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WINNER OF THE 2014 CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Exciting and suspenseful, as well as moving, with a captivating heroine, this is a tremendous book.' Guardian Wade is a loser. A broke waste of space. A father who gave up on his daughters three years ago. Wade is also a thief. Like the day he climbs through the window, steals his girls back and takes them away in his car. He doesn't want to hurt them. All he wants is to make up for lost time: another shot at being a dad. But Wade can't escape his mistakes. And now a man is on their trail - a man who wants Wade dead. Down the wide, open roads of North Carolina, with summer falling behind them, Wade must protect his children and outrun a terrifying past that is always one step more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 19mm | 214g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552778214
  • 9780552778213
  • 526,582

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"A terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard" -- Jess Walter, New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Ruins "Exciting and suspenseful as well as moving, with a captivating heroine, this is a tremendous book" * Guardian * "Fast moving and grippingly suspenseful" * Irish Independent * "Darkly mesmerising" * The Oprah Magazine * "Grippingly dark" * *show more

About Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his writing. His first novel, A Land More Kind than Home, won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger award for Best First Novel 2012. His second novel, A Dark Road to Mercy, was the winner of the 2014 Gold Dagger `Crime Novel of the Year' Award. Wiley teaches an MFA in fiction and non-fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives with his wife and daughter in West more

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"Grippingly dark"show more

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6,181 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 19% (1,167)
4 43% (2,687)
3 31% (1,908)
2 6% (348)
1 1% (71)
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