A New York Times bestseller and winner of the UK's John Creasey Award for Debut Crime Novel of the Year'Mesmerizing. Intensely felt and beautifully told' New York Times
One Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina.
Wiley Cash uses this haunting image - inspired by a horrific true event - to spin us into a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of faith and family to protect a child.
This is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.