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Sunday, November 24, 2013

This Dark Road to Mercy

Sometimes the cruelest lesson in life is the dark road to mercy we have to walk. When life doesn't had us the expectant pleasures one only hopes childhood offers. For some, childhood is just a place to be for the present moment because it offers very little else. Such is the outlook for Easter and Ruby, respectively 12 and 6-years-old who have been dealt a bad hand. Their mother commits suicide through a drug overdose, but not before she can raise her children to learn that their father abandoned them long ago. He literally signed away his rights claiming them as his children. Now forced to exist within a foster care system, their father, Wade an ex-minor league baseball player now decides this is the time to make amends with his children. Only because of the time spent living a life of wondering just where they fit in, they have become jaded to any attempts at reconciliation at this point believing foster care is better than a life with their biological dad.

No matter how hard Wade tries, it will take more that any amount of time he has to gain the trust and respect back of his daughters. So he kidnaps them instead of trying to work through their differences. He has suddenly come into a great deal of money and believes if given the time, he can have his family back. But what he doesn't understand is that there is a cost to everything in life. A cost at being a dad, a cost at being a finding a way to start over. When he unearths 250,000 dollars while working on a construction project in the basement of a client, he believes he has seed money to do just that. Now if he can only convince his daughters of his intentions.

Like all great stories, this one does involve a dark sinister villain and of course the money isn't an unexpected windfall like Wade had hoped. Once again there is a cost involved and this one may in fact place all of their lives in jeopardy when Wade learns the money he "found" belongs to a major crime boss who has now placed a hit on Wade's life. Little does Wade know that the man hired to kill him is one he has crossed darker paths with in his earlier life. Will this story win up with a happy ending? You'll have to pick this one up to truly find out. The journey is always darkest before the dawn.

I received This Dark Road to Mercy from author Wiley Cash compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publisher for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and the opinions expressed here are my own. This book is slated for release in January of 2014, but if you like stories with a dark past that many of us often carry with us looking for not only redemption but a second chance, then this one will answer that call. I'd rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (January 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062088254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062088253
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

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