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.

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Reviewed: 27th February 2019