Full-on American gothic-noir, one of the most relentlessly grim books I have ever read, laced with the darkest, driest humour, but not without soul. Alarmingly captivating and wholly brilliant.
In Knockemstiff, Ohio, war veteran Willard can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from a slow death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his ‘prayer log’.
Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, trawl America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate.
Preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick are running from the law.
And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, looking for answers….