Natchez Burning

natchez burning cover image Natchez Burning

by Greg Iles
General Fiction
William Morrow
Hardcover, 800 pages

It has been five years since we have seen a new Greg Iles book. At 800 pages, this novel, with Penn Cage and his family as the central characters, provides an intense and gripping racial history of the American South from the early 1960’s to 2005. This book is the first of a trilogy and Iles spins a complicated tale leaving the reader breathless and hungry, wondering what will happen in the next book. An Oscar Wilde quote from the book sums things up really well; “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”