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Amid the harsh landscape of the Ozark Hills, sixteen-year-old Ree is taking care of her mother and two brothers. Her father has put their house up as bail and if he doesn’t show up at court it’ll be sold from under them. To save her family she needs to track him down but in a community riven with long-running feuds getting answers isn’t easy.

Reviews

It brings us all the satisfactions of crime thriller and mystery...The beauty lies in the loveable and wholly believable character of Ree
<i>Guardian</i>
A suspicion grows that you are reading the sort of book D.B.C Pierre's Vernon God Little might have been, had it been five times as keenly observed and deeply felt
<i>The Times</i>
'Woodrell is a marvellous writer'
Roddy Doyle
'Woodrell throws down sentences that will leave you amazed.'
Charles Frazier
'Reading this will make you feel that you walk on very, very thin ice, and know that chaos is very, very close. Such knowledge has many consequences, one of them is exhilaration.'
Niall Griffiths, <i> Observer</i>
'Brutal, violent and completely gripping'
<i>Independent on Sunday </i>