Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles (2019). "When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past." (Website)
Murel has made her fair share of mistakes, and it seems like the only good thing in her life is her seven-year-old son Kipp… which is why the two of them are currently driving across Oklahoma, away from their home and not looking back. Murel is determined to protect her son, including spiriting him away from her second husband Tommy also Kipp’s adoptive father, whose drinking and abuse has gotten out of control for the last time.