Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash


No mother, a deadbeat dad, a foster home, and then a kidnapping.

Easter and Ruby were placed in a foster home after their mother died since their father, Wade, had signed them away many years ago. But now he wanted them back. Wade was bad news all around.

Easter followed all the rules and Ruby followed whatever Easter said.  Both girls will steal your heart because of their innocence and sweet ways. Their father will make you worry. 

THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY is told in alternating voices with themes of a mystery to be solved, crimes that were  committed, crimes that were being committed, and family dynamics. The book starts out with the main theme being the girls left in a foster home but it heats up when Wade's deeds surface.

Mr. Cash has a smooth, absorbing, detailed style of writing that pulls you in. The suspense of the book begins when Wade decides to do something stupid...well many stupid things.

All of the characters have a lot of charisma that make THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY a book you don't want to put down. It tells the tale of families, life in a small town, the town's problems, and its police force.

I really enjoyed THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY which was filled with Southern-style emotion and suspense.  Don't miss reading this book.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. I'm so glad to see this is good! Wiley is such a great guy!

  2. I did enjoy this book.

    Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  3. I still have this author's previous book to read. Thanks for reviewing this new one. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

  4. I never read the first one, but I hear it is good.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

    THANKS for stopping, Lindsay.

  5. I have been dying to read his work and I'm so happy to hear such great reaction to this new book. Merry Christmas to you!

  6. THANKS for stopping, Lisa.

    I hope you get to read the book.

  7. I believe I am receiving this one to review, and on reading YOUR review, I definitely look forward to it.

  8. So glad to see that A Land More Kind Than Home was not a fluke.

  9. Thanks for stopping, Lisa.

    I didn't read his other book, but I hear it is good.

  10. Julie...I think you will really like it.

    THANKS for stopping by.

  11. Thanks for the review, I've got this one on my wishlist and loved the authors first novel.

  12. This is the first I've heard of this author, Elizabeth. Sounds like one I will like!

  13. Thanking so much for stopping by my recommendation on Carole's Chatter. I always love reading your recommendations and think this sounds very interesting.

    My entries are #11 Maya's Notebook and #90 The Prisoner of Heaven.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  14. Dear Elizabeth,

    I read your review of Wiley Cash book This Dark Road To Mercy and feel that you did a great job. In my judgment, your review was balanced, fair and well-thought out. You have demonstrated a justified objectivity, giving a reader a clear impression of what to expect from the novel. I will be following your other reviews with interest.


  15. Thank you so much, Lorenz.

    Such a nice comment.