A novel as atmospheric and eventful as anything Sallis has written.
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By Henry on 23-07-14
I just really like this James Sallis fella
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This is my third of his after Drive and Cypress Grove and I have thoroughly enjoyed each of them. This is a crime story that doesn’t overly concern itself with the crime, but the characters affected by it. It examines past lives and the route that Turner and crew have taken to get to where they are today. Turner certainly has experience and his rag-tag band of co-sheriffs(!), cranky coroners and larder stockists all combine to paint a fascinating portrait of how outside influences affect a small rural community.
It doesn’t tear along from action scene to action scene, it takes its time but takes you with it. Sallis has a spare style that punches when needed and it fit perfectly. Looking forward to getting to Salt River.
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