Someone gave me this book as a birthday gift. I wasn't sure about reading it right away because my "to read" list is very long. But none the less I picked it up and soon found I could not put it down! Finished reading it in two days. It's a superb book and very, very well written. The plot is completely captivating and suspenseful. The author is incredibly descriptive and paints a perfect picture of life in East Tennessee, and the intertwining of the plot with everyday life. Can't wait for his next book!