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.
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
A harrowing, high-voltage thriller...A gritty, claustrophobic blend of Jim Thompson and James Dickey.
Jones owns a fine writer's eye for the kind of details that matter.
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.