In his own words Caldwell isn’t smart enough to be subtle so his work tends to be tasteless and gritty. He’s not out to offend anyone, but he’s also not to win anyone over, either. His stories are full of sex, violence, humor and heart.
Not my typical genre and at times I was a bit uncomfortable reading but evil is never and should never be put in a good light and when you think about it what is in this book is also in the bible. The bible was referenced quite a bit, not in a very good light but how it can misinterpreted and used against others to play God.
Set in the mountains of Tennessee, with the players being an Appalachian mob, small town deputies, a mouse and men duo, you have an explosive thriller. Deputy Dani Savage is a complex character. Why she became deputy and working with her uncle makes her the woman she is. She investigates a murder that leads to the duo of the Closeout Kings that kill for a family run mob. The duo believe that they are killing “bad” people but when they discover what the family is really doing, they begin to see the light.
Reading something like this always begs the question what is good and what will you do to do the right thing? .
A Special Thank You to Alibi Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.