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ISBN-10: 0062312669
ISBN-13: 9780062312662
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Dimensions: 9.21" L, 5.98" W, 1.26" H

When Ghosts Come Home

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I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” –Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers

“An unputdownable knock-out.” –Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy

The eagerly awaited novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, a tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory

When the roar of a low-flying plane awakens him in the middle of the night, Sheriff Winston Barnes knows something strange is happening at the nearby airfield on the coast of North Carolina. But nothing can prepare him for what he finds: a large airplane has crash-landed and is now sitting sideways on the runway, and there are no signs of a pilot or cargo. When the body of a local man is discovered–shot dead and lying on the grass near the crash site–Winston begins a murder investigation that will change the course of his life and the fate of the community that he has sworn to protect.

Everyone is a suspect, including the dead man. As rumors and accusations fly, long-simmering racial tensions explode overnight, and Winston, whose own tragic past has followed him like a ghost, must do his duty while facing the painful repercussions of old decisions. Winston also knows that his days as sheriff may be numbered. He’s up for re-election against a corrupt and well-connected challenger, and his deputies are choosing sides. As if these events weren’t troubling enough, he must finally confront his daughter Colleen, who has come home grieving a shattering loss she cannot fully articulate.

As the suspense builds and this compelling mystery unfolds, Wiley Cash delves deep into the hearts of these richly drawn, achingly sympathetic characters to reveal the nobility of an ordinary man struggling amidst terrifying, extraordinary circumstances.

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Wiley Cash's latest is an unputdownable knock-out: written in deft, thrilling prose, this book is both a gripping murder mystery and a thoughtful exploration of systemic racism in America. The perfect novel for our present moment.–Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy
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Details

ISBN-10: 0062312669
ISBN-13: 9780062312662
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Dimensions: 9.21" L, 5.98" W, 1.26" H
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