This got recommended on a number of year end ‘best of’ lists so I made a note, plus the story sounded intriguing and very different to my usual staple (I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons).
A sicario-trained biologist and former cash mule for a Mexican cartel, on the run from one of their hitmen, working as a caretaker on a preserve in Appalachia is pretty far from my usual furrow.
It’s an interesting story, well told. That’s not to say it’s perfect.
There’s a trippy section in the middle that’s too long, to confusing and adds little to the whole thing.
The clerk in a local store happening to be a security expert seems overly manufactured as well.
It was good to listen to though, with MacLeod Andrews doing a solid job.
And there are some thrilling sections that will keep you hooked.