When Ghosts Come Home (MP3 CD)
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Wiley Cash's new novel, When Ghosts Come Home, is set in a small town in North Carolina. Life in Oak Island is disrupted when a small plane mysteriously lands late at night, with no pilot, passengers or crew, and the murdered body of a black man is found nearby. Sheriff Winston "Barnes' wife is dying of cancer, his estranged daughter returns home with baggage, he's facing a corrupt real estate heir in the upcoming election, and he's determined to solve this mystery even as the town is being torn apart. This is a heartbreaking family drama, a suspenseful murder mystery and a treatise of class, race, and justice told by a master storyteller. I have enjoyed other tales by the author, and this is truly one of his best!"--Reviwed by Susan
October 2021 Indie Next List
“This addictive, character-driven crime drama has an ending that will take your breath away. Written with subtlety and grace,When Ghosts Come Home will haunt you long after you read its final page.”
— Amanda Gawthorpe, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC
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.