#FridayBookShare ~ That Bright Land by Terry Roberts #Histfic @robertsterrylee @ShelleyWilson72 #FridayReads

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created a Friday Book Share game to help search for that ideal read.

FridayBookShare

Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading (or listening to, in my case) or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) 

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

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I’m listening to That Bright Land narrated by the fabulous MacLeod Andrews.

First line of the book.

In the summer of 1866 I went down South to find and kill a man.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

A new Southern gothic thriller from the winner of the 2012 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.

In the summer of 1866, Jacob Ballard, a former Union soldier and spy, is dispatched by the War Department in Washington City to infiltrate the isolated North Carolina mountain community where he was born and find the serial killer responsible for the deaths of Union veterans. 

Based on true events, That Bright Land is the story of a violent and fragile nation in the wake of the Civil War and a man who must exorcise his own savage demons while tracking down another.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Jacob Ballard ~ complex, sympathetic, engaging.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

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Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Anyone who enjoys historical fact/fiction, a whodunit with a delightful love story threaded through.

Your favourite line/scene.

”Hear me out. It may be that you can help put an end to the killing. In January of ’63, troops from the Sixty-Fourth North Carolina rounded up and executed more than a dozen old men and boys from an isolated place in Madison County called Shelton Laurel. I sent Augustus Merrimon to investigate, and what he discovered would seize up the blood in your veins. 

“But that was three years ago.”

“Three and a half, but people up there have long memories, and they believe in an eye for an eye. It may have been this massacre or it may have been something else, but if the killings don’t stop, the violence will spread.”

”Is it possible somebody is doing all this – for that very reason?”

He looked at me long before answering. “Yes, it’s possible. It’s what I fear the most. That’s why I want you to go down there. That’s why I want you to go home.”

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Book links ~ Amazon UK | US

13 thoughts on “#FridayBookShare ~ That Bright Land by Terry Roberts #Histfic @robertsterrylee @ShelleyWilson72 #FridayReads

  1. …… went to download. £9.02 for the Kindle version, and not available on Kindle Unlimited. Not a chance! Notice it hasn’t even sold in the UK yet, not surprised (you can tell this because it hasn’t got an Amazon ranking; you get one even after one sale).

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