Very brave going first Helena I am like you, I don't like to post after some of the splendid discussions.
In fact I think maybe I read the books all wrong. I certainly don't take as much out of them as others do.
The Promised land had an interesting start, with Bierce (is that a real name?) minutes from death...a good way to start a book, sure to hook you in. I had a few issues with the time frame of events. To me an awful lot happened in each day, and as with Simon Kernicks "Relentless", I found this and that they didn't need to sleep, a bit far fetched (yes, I know, it is just a story).
The fact that Alice was waiting in Bierce's home, immediately made me suspicious of her, and I had the feeling through the whole book....she wasn't on his side.
Interesting choice telling the story in the first person as it gives more insight into Bierce and his quandary as to what did happen on that night. Also through his eyes we see a very different world to what we see, as he looks on it after 25 years in jail...but did he not have newspapers and tv inside? Did I miss something there?
I did enjoy The Promised Land but from fans of Davids I have learned that this book isn't a patch on his Nic Costa series, so I am certainly going to give that series a try.
Thanks Jo, another good book club choice.