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A Single Shot

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444729443

Price: £10

ON SALE: 15th September 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Anyone’s life can change in an instant. In Matthew F. Jones’s acclaimed novel, one man’s world is overturned with a single shot. Trespassing on what was once his family’s land, John Moon hears a rustle in the brush and fires. But instead of the deer he was expecting, he finds the body of a young woman, killed by his stray bullet. A terrible dilemma is made worse when he stumbles upon her campground – and the piles of drugs and money concealed there. Moon makes his choice: he hides the corpse, and takes the cash. His decision will have consequences he can neither predict or control.


A backwoods drama that is part Crime and Punishment, part Deliverance, and all white-knuckled suspense...it packs a helluva punch
A harrowing literary thriller...a powerful blend of love and violence, of the grotesque and the tender.
<i>New York Times Book Review</i>
A terrific novel...you can hardly breathe while you're reading this book....his crisis evokes every palm-sweating, heart-stopping, seemingly undoable mistake you've ever made
<i>Los Angeles Times</i>
A harrowing, high-voltage thriller...A gritty, claustrophobic blend of Jim Thompson and James Dickey.
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
Jones owns a fine writer's eye for the kind of details that matter.
<i>Washington Post</i>
Breathtakingly good...With a supreme sense of place and marvellously drawn characters, especially Moon, there's that sense of destiny and despair that haunts the finest noir, including, of course, James M Cain's majestic The Postman Always Rings Twice. The comparison is entirely apt.
Daily Mail