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This Dark Road to Mercy

Cash, Wiley (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
This Dark Road to Mercy
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"A resonant new novel about a father's efforts to rescue his young daughters by the critically-acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home"--
Authors: Cash, Wiley
Title: This dark road to mercy
Publisher: New York City :, William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 232 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "A resonant new novel about a father's efforts to rescue his young daughters by the critically-acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home"--
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ISBN: 9780062088260
0062088262
9780062088253
0062088254
Statement of Responsibility: Wiley Cash
Subject Headings: Thieves Fiction. Families Fiction. Rescues Fiction. Life change events Fiction. Sisters Fiction. Fathers and daughters Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Thieves
Families
Rescues
Life change events
Sisters
Fathers and daughters
LCCN: 2013022221
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Jul 13, 2014
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This Dark Road to Mercy is a good book. I enjoyed reading it. It moves along nicely and tells a good story about two young girls in North Carolina, Easter and Ruby, whose mother has died years after their father has abandoned them. They end up in a foster home awaiting word from grandparents they have never met living in Alaska, when their father, Wade, a former, promising baseball player, shows up with an idea to get them back. Trouble is, someone is after Wade, and his intentions are not good. Wiley Case does a nice job building some suspense, Easter's voice is particularly strong. But I am not really sure what he was trying to say about fatherhood, and the parent/child relationship, and the ending left me vaguely unsatisfied. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it was a little shy of being a great read.

May 24, 2014
  • becker rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not bad, although I didn't think it was up to the quality of the author's first book. I thought it lacked direction but it was still worth reading.

May 19, 2014
  • moviefan01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book reads quickly. I found the
characters believable and it has a solid mystery: I particularly liked Brady Weller as a sort of CASA-like guardian, and Robert Pruitt was a creepy villain.
Can't say I'm much of a baseball fan, so the whole McGwire/Sosa angle seemed like the book's weak spot, but still a good read.

Apr 15, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

When their mother dies, Easter and Ruby are sent to a group home. Their in the process of being adopted by their maternal grandparents when their father, who they haven't seen in years and long ago signed away his paternal rights, comes back and steals them away a long with a large amount of money from a local gangster. The three of them may be on the run but it's as much about a father wanting to spend time with his daughters than it is about the money. More so than the money actually.

Fast read about a father trying his best, a guardian trying to do right to make up for a kid he wronged, and someone out to even the score between himself and a guy he used to play minor league baseball with. It's a quick read and nothing beats the feel of a good Southern Gothic.

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