Tantalizing . . . Pickard writes with insight and compassion.
Mesmerizing . . . cleverly planted surprises and the convincing portrait of smalltown life make this a memorable read.
A writer of substantial literary power and gravitas . . . Pickard's latest is a darn good read, and anyone smart enough to pick it up can't help but admire it.
Suspenseful . . . Pickard keeps the surprises coming and the tension high all the way to the end.