On a straight stretch of North Carolina highway, in a land of military families, double-wide trailers, and fading farms, a wife beater and miscreant is found shot to death in his pickup truck with beer cans around his body. For Judge Deborah Knott, it means her husband of one month, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, has a mystery to unravel. Then from across state lines Dwight gets an urgent phone call from his son - a boy who needs his dad even more than Dwight can know.
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"Maron brilliantly connects the unconnected, hides one killer in plain sight and tucks another into a most unexpected position." - Publishers Weekly.
"Maron continues to display her storytelling skills with well-rounded characters, an intriguing plot, and a strong sense of place." - Library Journal.
"Readers who've long yearned to be part of Deborah's sprawling, lusty, eccentric family will have to settle for Jonna's - and Maron's trademark expertise in explaining peculiarly southern subterfuges. " - Kirkus Reviews.
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