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That Bright Land is a new Southern Gothic thriller from Terry Roberts, 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 a 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.

©2016 Terry Roberts (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • adam
  • 20-01-20

shallow and pedantic.

I have no problem trying to pigeonhole social and political undertones in a work of fiction but this is so poorly done you can't get past it. As a frequent fiction reader it is so tiresome to see these themes play over and over again. I could forgive the political undertones if the story was good but it's not.