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Darkansas, by Jarret Middleton
Middleton’s tale is irresistibly gothic: Jordan Bayne is the son of legendary bluegrass musician Walker Bayne. He’s talented, but a series of bad decisions find him locked into a low-rent tour of dive bars, drinking and womanizing far too much. He returns home for the wedding of his twin brother just as he discovers a disturbing bit of family history: since the Civil War, every generation of male Baynes have been twins—and in every generation, one of the twins murdered their father. Diving down a rabbit hole of a dark family secrets, Jordan discovers there are people who have a vested interest in ensuring the Bayne family tradition lives on. How can you resist that setup?