Advance Praise

"Feverishly entertaining. Resoundingly important. A book treading this kind of ground should not be able to move this fast. THREE-FIFTHS is an honest, fearless page-burner. Vercher is a writer to watch.” ―David Joy, author of THE LINE THAT HELD US

"John Vercher has achieved what few others have: he has swung open a door that others either knew was there and feared what was behind it, or acknowledged what was there and falsely nullified its deceptions and dangers. This is a crime story that masterfully, beautifully, ingeniously reveals the duplicity of racial psychology and the far-reaching violence it spawns on the American landscape." —Stephen Mack Jones, author of the AUGUST SNOW thriller series

"In THREE-FIFTHS, John Vercher uses an explosive act of violence to tell a very harrowing, very relevant story about race, but also family and friendship and masculinity―and all the dangers that come with those things. Keep your eye on Vercher―any writer who comes out of the gate this strong is bound for great things.” ―Rob Hart, author of THE WAREHOUSE and the ASH MCKENNA crime series

"A brilliant page turner. John Vercher is a gifted new voice in the crime fiction genre; I can’t wait to see what he does next.” ―Sujata Massey, author of THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL


Three-Fifths launches September 10th, 2019