When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash, Read by JD Jackson
A Tense Thriller
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JD Jackson’s performance is particularly skillful as he shifts among the multiple points of view of key characters in Wiley Cash’s When Ghosts Come Home. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this audiobook set in a North Carolina beach town in the 1980s. Sheriff Winston Barnes is struggling with his political rival Badley Frye when he gets dragged into an unusual case with a crashed plane and a Black man who has been shot. Details are scarce, and Winston soon clashes with his opponent in the upcoming election, as well as with the father of the deceased man. Jackson captures the sheriff’s frustration, fear, and need for justice.
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