I love tho Joe Pickett novels. That said, there was something in this one that bothered me. Spoiler alert. Joe did not cause Brenda to fall into that root cellar in a previous book, Liv did. Why was she never mentioned? Brenda did not land on top of Eldon, it was the other way around.....Eldon's body fell on top of her. Dallas didn't bulldog and kill five elk....it was three, one of which lived, and a pregnant cow died of exhaustion. Picky of me? Possibly. But I hate it when events in one book are changed when mentioned in a later book. If I could I would give a 4.5 rating. ..