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Time's Undoing by Cheryl A. Head
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Feb 28, 2023 | ISBN 9780593471821

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“Head’s novel provides not only an in-depth, fascinating portrait of a journalist in pursuit of a story, but also stands as a searing indictment of America’s racist legacy, from today’s BLM movement to the struggles of Black men and women a hundred years earlier. A suspenseful, immersive read that you won’t be able to put down.”
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace

“A captivating and rich narrative of history and murder. Laden with echoes of the long-standing racial bias between Black people and law enforcement, the dual timeline of this suspense-filled story tells of one woman’s entanglement and reckoning with it. Immersive. Impassioned. Time’s Undoing will have readers hooked from page one. Highly recommended.”
—Abby Collette, USA Today bestselling author of Soul of a Killer
 
“Cheryl Head’s Time’s Undoing is truly mesmerizing. What a first-rate melding of painful past and hopeful future told by a master storyteller who gives readers a visceral look at the human cost of hate and fear and both heart and wings to redemptive peace. You won’t be able to put it down. I couldn’t.”
—Tracy Clark, author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series

“In Time’s Undoing, Cheryl Head establishes herself as a literary star. The clarity of her storytelling unravels the hard truths of racism against Black people in this nation, and how the fight against such injustices is a constant, intentional choice. A must-read novel that is sure to be embraced by a wide audience.”
—Naomi Hirahara, author of Clark and Division and the Mas Arai mystery series

“Cheryl A. Head’s novel, Time’s Undoing, is a searing and utterly disturbing look at life for the ancestors, and what it meant to be Black and stay alive in the Jim Crow south. But it is also a hopeful and endearing story of love, loss and the protection of our most precious commodity — a family’s history. This book will resonate with anyone who’s ever looked at an old family photograph or listened to a story passed down through the generations and wondered, what if?”
Wanda M. Morris, award-winning author of All Her Little Secrets and Anywhere You Run

Time’s Undoing is time well spent – a heartbreaking dual timeline tale about the murder of a Black man in 1929 Birmingham and his great-granddaughter’s dogged attempts to find out what happened 90 years later. Cheryl Head uses her own grandfather’s murder at the hands of the local police to craft an unforgettable novel that’s a compelling mix of historical family drama, well-plotted mystery, and searing social commentary.”
Kellye Garrett, Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty Award winning author of Like a Sister and Missing White Woman

“Cheryl Head’s Time’s Undoing is a poignant tale of one family’s generational trauma and the strength and bravery of one woman’s quest to uncover her history, her truth, and to finally find healing for her family. This is a story told in the most eloquent and gut-wrenching of ways, leaving me completely undone.”—Yasmin Angoe, Anthony Award nominee and author of Her Name Is Knight and They Come At Knight

“Powerful, timely, emotional and loaded with intensity, Cheryl Head’s Time’s Undoing uses fiction to do what novels do best – shine a light on society while telling a page-turning story. In Meghan McKenzie, Head has created a fully-realized protagonist who guides readers through a haunting tale that is based on true events. Urgent, riveting, and heartfelt – I was immersed from page one.”Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity

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