This is a great book. It explores into a church that practices snake handling. I would consider it a thriller. It shows what a terrible cost an eye for an eye can have on an entire town let alone a family. It is the story of how an evil person can put up a front of being a God fearing person. When in reality he had the ability to make others do terrible deeds in the name of God and religion.
This is southern gothic at its best. Mr. Cash lives in North Carolina.