"A terrific novel…evokes every palm-sweating, heart-stopping, seemingly undoable mistake you’ve ever made."
"A backwoods drama that is part Crime and Punishment, part Deliverance, and all white-knuckled suspense."
"The ultimate noir nightmare… Jones conveys the claustrophobic, dead-end lifestyle of the rural poor with a frightening incisiveness."
"A harrowing literary thriller… a powerful blend of love and violence, of the grotesque and the tender."
"The protagonist is a simple man, a basically good man, the victim of a single moment, a single accident that pulls the switch on his already derailed life… His anguish and confusion are precisely drawn, physically, spiritually, emotionally."