ISBN: 978 0 7528 8580 3
Opening sentence: All through my growing up, my father and I would tramp through the woods around our small Tennessee town.
Randall Wilkes, in disgrace after being fired from his
This is a book about truth and lies, and the extent to which some people will go to protect their lies, and the sometimes devastating consequences of uncovering the truth. But mostly this is a book about families, and the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional. The Southern small town setting feels very realistic, with Wright depicting a South with a deep sense of history. The characters are all very believable, and the main characters particularly likeable. Told in the first person with an easy flowing style, Wright has created a complex, multi-layered story that carries the reader through to a gripping finale.
Edward Wright, a former journalist, has previously written three books set in 1940s