This Dark Road to Mercy (Compact Disc)
— Cathy is Lead Buyer at Tattered Cover with 30 years of experiece
This Dark Road To Mercy is at once a compulsive page turner and a novel with characters and story so compelling and nuanced that you want to savor the experience. Easter and Ruby's mother is dead from an overdose, their deadbeat, failed minor league father relinquished custody years earlier and Easter is fiercely protective of her little sister. When their father kidnaps the girls from their foster home they are conflicted and mistrustful. As the three of them head west they are pursued by a violent sociopath and the girls' court-appointed guardian, one bent on vengeance and one on redemption. ~ Cathy
February 2014 Indie Next List
“While the nation is consumed by the competition between home-run hitters Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, two young motherless girls in North Carolina are approached by their estranged and unpredictable ex-baseball-player father. Their court-appointed guardian becomes alarmed as a sinister man with an axe to grind reveals himself. Told in alternating voices, this spellbinding novel is reminiscent of the dark, spare work of Cormac McCarthy. At once gritty and evocative, This Dark Road to Mercy is riveting and not to be missed!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
About the Author
Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University. He and his wife live in Wilmington, North Carolina.
JENNA LAMIA has one countless awards for her narration of such audiobooks as "The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Witness, " and "The Secret Life of Bees".
In praising Erik Bergmann's narration of "Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector", "AudioFile" magazine said, "Erik Bergmann skillfully infuses the myriad characters with distinct accents in this spine-tingling trek Bergmann moves this captivating plot from the frying pan into the nuclear furnace." Bergmann has also narrated books in "The Justice League "series as well as Stephen P. Kiernan's "The Curiosity, "whose cast won an "AudioFile "Earphones Award.Bergmann has been performing since the age of ten, practicing mimicry and character voices since he could form a syllable. Making a living doing voice-over work in New York City, Erik can also be heard narrating the "Area 51" and "Justice League" audiobook series, as well as the voice of Fred on the companion audiobook for the Warner Bros. feature film "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed". He has also dabbled in television, making appearances on "Saturday Night Live" and "Break a Leg" and doing voiceover work for "Random! Cartoons".