This Dark Road to Mercy
By Wiley Cash
William Morrow. 2014. 240 pgs.
This book is so well written that I finished it in one day. The storyline is told from multiple points of view and is equally upsetting as it is heartwarming. This book had themes of atonement, redemption, vengeance and blood shed. Set in North Carolina, Cash starts the story with two sisters that have recently lost their mother and never had a father as he gave away his rights when they were young. The father comes in to the story as he wants to start his relationship with his daughters and has come in to some money that could provide a new life for all three of them.
The problem is that Wade is being followed. Not only by the authorities, but by the girls' court appointed guardian and a violent, former baseball player that not only wants to find Wade as part of his paid job but also to take revenge on him and anyone related to him. At times scary and other times heart warming, this book shows there are two sides to stories and often that people are family no matter what may have happened before.