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When Ghosts Come Home

By Wiley Cash


287 pages

What’s it about? This story is set in North Carolina in the early 1980’s. Long time sheriff Winston Barnes is awakened in the night by a low flying airplane.  He immediately worries about a crash and goes out to investigate- only to find both a crash site and a murder victim. What did it make me think about? This book throws it all in- racial tensions, murder, cancer, grief, and of course family drama. Should I read it? Wiley Cash writes beautifully and he has created lots of interesting characters to fill in his story. Any fan of mysteries will enjoy this book. Quote- “Later when he would think back on this moment, Winston would realize that he had been able to sense the enormity of the airplane before he even arrived and saw it for the first time.”

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