Wiley Cash

International bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy


“This Dark Road to Mercy is a terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard."

- Jess Walter, New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Ruins and We Live in Water

“Wiley Cash knows how to grab his reader on page one and hang on for dear life as he presents brilliant portraits of desperate people caught up in an underworld where danger, damage, drugs, and fractured families are all clasped in the tight fist of poverty.”

- Lee Smith, New York Times best-selling author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger and On Agate Hill

“On the heels of his wildly successful debut, Wiley Cash has written another winner. It's a time capsule and at times an edgy thriller, but at its fine emotional center it’s all about what it means to be a father."

- Jill McCorkle, New York Times best-selling author of Life After Life and Going Away Shoes


"[A] powerfully moving debut that reads a little as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird."
- Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Land More Kind Than Home "is a thriller, but it's so beautifully written that you'll be torn about how fast to read it."
- National Public Radio

"[One of] Ten titles to pick up now!"
- O Magazine

"Illuminate[s] a familiar truth of Southern lit: Many are the ways that fathers fail their sons."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Cash's novel resonates perfectly... An evocative work about love, faith and redemption."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[With] this clear-sighted, graceful debut [Cash] adds his promising new voice to Southern fiction."
- The Washington Post

"A lyrical, poignant debut that melds crime fiction with Southern Gothic for an emotional story about two brothers."
- Miami Herald

"[T]he strongest case that Southern Gothic lit isn't just about spilt blood and guts, but fully realized settings and characters deeply felt."
-Grantland

This Dark Road to Mercy, available in paperback wherever books are sold!

A video about the release day for the paperback of This Dark Road to Mercy.



The official trailer for the 9/​23/​14 paperback release of This Dark Road to Mercy, in which Wiley goes back in time to confront the 1994 version of himself .



The official trailer for the hardcover release of This Dark Road to Mercy featuring the haunting music of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.