This Dark Road to Mercy Book
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

This Dark Road to Mercy


  • Author : Wiley Cash
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062088277

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This Dark Road to Mercy Excerpt :

The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home—hailed as "a powerfully moving debut that reads as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times Dispatch)—returns with a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. After their mother's unexpected death, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Since Wade signed away his legal rights, the only way he can get his daughters back is to steal them away in the night. Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist, one with a whopping $14.5 million missing. But Brady Weller isn't the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due. Narrated by a trio of alternating voices, This Dark Road to Mercy is a story about the indelible power of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.

This Dark Road to Mercy Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

This Dark Road to Mercy


  • Author : Wiley Cash
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0062088262

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This Dark Road to Mercy Excerpt :

After their mother unexpectedly dies, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, aren't expecting to see their errant father, Wade, ever again. But the ex–minor league baseball player who's been gone for years has suddenly appeared at their foster home to steal them away in the middle of the night. Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for them, and quickly turns up unsettling information linking their father to a multimillion-dollar robbery. But Brady isn't the only hunter on the trail. Robert Pruitt, a mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is determined to find Wade and claim his due. Narrated in alternating voices that are at once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a soulful story about the emotional pull of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.

Long Road to Mercy Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Long Road to Mercy


  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538761557

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Long Road to Mercy Excerpt :

Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it... "Love it!" --Lisa Gardner"Atlee Pine is unforgettable." --James Patterson "David Baldacci's best yet." --Lisa Scottoline "Heart-poundingly suspenseful." --Scott Turow "A stunning debut." --Douglas Preston "A perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies." --Steve Berry "Baldacci is at the top of his game." --Kathy Reichs

A Land More Kind Than Home Book

A Land More Kind Than Home


  • Author : Wiley Cash
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062196774

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A Land More Kind Than Home Excerpt :

A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can’t help sneaking a look at something he’s not supposed to—an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess’s. It’s a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he’s not prepared. While there is much about the world that still confuses him, he now knows that a new understanding can bring not only a growing danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance as well. Told by three resonant and evocative characters—Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, a sheriff with his own painful past—A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel.

Saving Mercy Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Saving Mercy


  • Author : Abbie Roads
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492639244

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Saving Mercy Excerpt :

First in a chilling new paranormal romantic suspense series from award-winning author Abbie Roads He's found her at last Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past-and only one woman could know what it means. Only to lose her to a nightmare Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful-and in terrible danger. The moment he sees Mercy, Cain knows he's the one who can save her. He also knows he's beyond redemption. But the lines between good and evil blur and the only thing clear to Cain and Mercy is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood-but is their bond strong enough to overcome the evil that stalks them? Praise for Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams #1): "Spine-tingling..." -RT Book Reviews "Roads blends high-action romantic suspense with the paranormal to tell a love story." -Booklist

Life After Life Book
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings

Life After Life


  • Author : Jill McCorkle
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616203337

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Life After Life Excerpt :

"Gorgeously written . . . McCorkle's greatest gift is in illuminating the countless tiny moments that make up our time on Earth."—O: The Oprah Magazine Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery at any age. And the residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life’s most profound discoveries and are some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. Delivered with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle’s constantly surprising novel illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. She has conjured an entire community that reminds us that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect it. Jill McCorkle’s new novel, Hieroglyphics, is on sale June 9, 2020.

Have Mercy Book

Have Mercy


  • Author : N. E. Henderson
  • Publisher : N. E. Henderson
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948539098

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Have Mercy Excerpt :

He was left with a resentful heart. She never shared the savage truth. But when the shocking facts cry foul, can passion still run hot? Rockstar Jamie Hart’s soul is an open wound. Finally holding the papers to end his toxic marriage, he’s shocked when his childhood sweetheart walks back into his world for another twist of the knife. And when he discovers she was kidnapped long ago and gave birth to a son he never knew about, he’s desperate to make up for eighteen years of lost love. FBI agent Jenna Thomas can barely figure out how to explain her life. Abducted at seventeen and beaten within inches of her life, she’s now a strong single mother driven to slam human traffickers behind bars. And after discovering her former flame knows everything, she can’t shake the distant memory of his fingers exploring her body. Emotionally confused but excited to indulge in his long-concealed craving for her, Jamie sees red when he learns his only soulmate has become close with her reformed captor. But Jenna’s dark history and street-crime training are their only hope when someone else goes missing. Can they save a life and reclaim their stolen harmony? Have Mercy is a provocative standalone romantic suspense novel. If you like steamy dialogue, jaw-dropping secrets, and battered heroes, then you’ll adore N. E. Henderson’s gripping second-chance love. Buy Have Mercy to beat the darkness inside today!

The Last Ballad Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Last Ballad


  • Author : Wiley Cash
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062313133

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The Last Ballad Excerpt :

Winner of the Southern Book Prize for Literary Fiction Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association “Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.” - Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood. Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from bandi

Mercy Book

Mercy


  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-11-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529061758

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Mercy Excerpt :

Mercy is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy, A Minute to Midnight and Daylight featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci. THE HUNT IS FINALLY OVER. FBI agent Atlee Pine is at the end of her long journey to discover what happened to her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted when the girls were just six years old – an incident which destroyed her family and left Atlee physically and mentally scarred. She knew her sister and parents were out there somewhere. And she had to find them. Dead or alive. Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, discover the truth. But the truth hurts. And hurt makes you tough. So how tough do you have to be to forgive? As they uncover a shocking trail of lies, greed, fear and revenge, they must face one final challenge. A challenge more deadly and dangerous than they could ever have imagined.

When Ghosts Come Home Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

When Ghosts Come Home


  • Author : Wiley Cash
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062313102

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When Ghosts Come Home Excerpt :

Winner of the SIBA Southern Book Prize for Fiction “I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers From the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, a tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory. When the roar of a low-flying plane awakens him in the middle of the night, Sheriff Winston Barnes knows something strange is happening at the nearby airfield on the coast of North Carolina. But nothing can prepare him for what he finds: a large airplane has crash-landed and is now sitting sideways on the runway, and there are no signs of a pilot or cargo. When the body of a local man is discovered—shot dead and lying on the grass near the crash site—Winston begins a murder investigation that will change the course of his life and the fate of the community that he has sworn to protect. Everyone is a suspect, including the dead man. As rumors and accusations fly, long-simmering racial tensions explode overnight, and Winston, whose own tragic past has followed him like a ghost, must do his duty while facing the painful repercussions of old decisions. Winston also knows that his days as sheriff may be numbered. He’s up for re-election against a corrupt and well-connected challenger, and his deputies are choosing sides. As if these events weren’t troubling enough, he must finally confront his daughter Colleen, who has come home grieving a shattering loss she cannot fully articulate. As the suspense builds and this compelling mystery unfolds, Wiley Cash delves deep into the hearts of these richly drawn, achingly sympathetic characters to reveal the nobility of an ordinary man struggling amidst terrifying, extraordinary circumstances.

The Road to Mercy Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Road to Mercy


  • Author : Kathy Harris
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426761379

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The Road to Mercy Excerpt :

Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever. "As an avid Christian fiction reader myself, I found Kathy Harris' book a powerful one, with themes that engage both the heart and mind. Kathy handles the sensitive topic of abortion both realistically and graciously. The Road to Mercy is a blessing wrapped up in a novel—a reminder of the kindness of God." - Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress "Exquisite writing, wonderful characters, and a captivating story left me devouring this book. I couldn't put it down. Novel Rocket and I highly recommend it." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. editor Novel Rocket "The Road to Mercy is captivating from the very beginning, and no matter how many roads Ms. Harris provides for her characters to walk upon, the end results and final destination will leave you a better person for having taken the journey. Great, great writing!” - Joseph S. Bonsall, author and member of the Oak Ridge Boys “The Road to Mercy is a touchingly beautiful story of finding and holding onto God when the dark shadows of the past and the messiness of everyday life conspire to pry our hands from Him. Kathy Harris is a welcome new voice in women’s fiction.” - Tamara Leigh, author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell "Kathy Harris’ debut novel, The Road to Mercy, is a heartfelt journey through life, where bad things happen to good people—people who not only survive, but come shining through with faith, hope, and love.

Mercy Among the Children Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Mercy Among the Children


  • Author : David Adams Richards
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373816

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Mercy Among the Children Excerpt :

Mercy Among the Children received effusive praise from the critics, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and won the Giller Prize. It was named one of 2000’s best books, became a national bestseller in hardcover for months, and would be published in the US and UK. It is seen, however, as being at odds with literary fashion for concerning itself with good and evil and the human freedom to choose between them — an approach that puts Richards, as Maclean’s magazine says, firmly in the tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Author Wayne Johnston recounts hearing Richards read in 1983 and being struck by his unqualified love for every one of his characters, even though “it was not then fashionable to love your characters”. Pottersfield Portfolio editor Tony Tremblay calls Richards the most misunderstood Canadian writer of the century, and a “great moralist”, comparing him to Morley Callaghan, Kafka and Melville. As a boy, Sydney Henderson thinks he has killed Connie Devlin when he pushes him from a roof for stealing his sandwich. He vows to God he will never again harm another if Connie survives. Connie walks away, laughing, and Sydney embarks upon a life of self-immolating goodness. In spite of having educated himself with such classics as Tolstoy and Marcus Aurelius, he is not taken seriously enough to enter university because of his background of dire poverty and abuse, which leads everyone to expect the worst of him. His saintly generosity of spirit is treated with suspicion and contempt, especially when he manages to win the love of beautiful Elly. Unwilling to harm another in thought or deed, or to defend himself against false accusations, he is exploited and tormented by others in this rural community, and finally implicated in the death of a 19-year-old boy. Lyle Henderson knows his father is innocent, but is angry that the family has been ridiculed for years, and that his mother and sister suffer for it. He feels betrayed by his father’s

Blue Mercy Book
Score: 2
From 2 Ratings

Blue Mercy


  • Author : Orna Ross
  • Publisher : Orna Ross
  • Release Date : 2013-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780957341210

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Blue Mercy Excerpt :

A literary family drama with patricide at its heart. When Mercy Mulcahy was 40 years old, she was accused of killing her elderly and tyrannical father. Now, at the end of her life, she has completed a book about what really happened on that fateful night of Christmas Eve, 1989. The tragic and beautiful Mercy has devoted her life to protecting Star from her grandfather. His behavior so blighted her own life as a child – she never wanted it to touch her darling daughter. Yet Star refuses to read a word. Her contempt for Mercy is as painful as it is inexplicable. What has Mercy done? What is she hiding? Was her father's death, as many believe, an assisted suicide? Or something even more sinister? In this book, nothing is what it seems on the surface, and everywhere there are emotional twists and surprises. Set in Ireland and California, Blue Mercy is a compelling family mystery, combing lyrical description with a page-turning style. Praise for Orna Ross and Blue Mercy “A lyrical, gripping and heartbreakingly beautiful tale of love, loss and the ever-present possibility of redemption.” — WE Magazine for Women “Epic sweep...ambitious scope... an intelligent book”. — Sunday Tribune “A riveting story...vividly brought to life.” — Emigrant Online

Grave Mercy Book
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

Grave Mercy


  • Author : Robin LaFevers
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547628349

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Grave Mercy Excerpt :

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and aviolent destiny.

A Time for Mercy Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

A Time for Mercy


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385545976

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A Time for Mercy Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful." Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.