Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012.
CWA Judges' comment: “An evocative, absorbing slice of Americana, this well-constructed Southern-gothic tale has dark touches of Faulkner, and highlights the dangers of all-powerful religious belief and fervour.”
Wiley Cash said "As an American writer, it's a shock and a real honor to win an award in a genre with such a proud British tradition."
We never should've gone up there ...' One Sunday, nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. The unimaginable violence that follows must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. A Land More Kind Than Home is a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of religion and family to protect a child. It is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.
|Publication date:||29th March 2012|
|Publisher:||Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 30/09/2021
Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. Find out more at www.wileycash.comMore About Wiley Cash