'A well-crafted, tightly-plotted thriller which steadily cranks up the sense of menace page by page. You know something bad's going to happen, and you just have to keep reading... I really enjoyed it' --Simon Kernick
'Dark unalloyed menace from beginning to end... Rector is the best find I've made all year' --Tony Black
'Wonderfully compelling. Could almost see the film racing across my eyes' --Maxim Jakubowski
'Tense, taut, throat-grabbing. John Rector is far more accomplished than his years. Reads like a cross between No Country for Old Men and Deliverance. Terrific' --Eric Van Lustbader
'One of the best debuts I've read in a very long time' --Scott Phillips
'You're definitely going to want to read this. The prose is clean, the characters relatable, and the dialogue is tight as a drum... But what will truly keep you captive is the suspension-bridge-cable tension...' --Spinetinglers
'Dean Koontz fans will find much to like in Rector's debut, a contemporary thriller about a couple on the lam. Nate and his pregnant fiancée, Sara, who each have reason for fleeing their pasts, end up in a situation straight out of Hitchcock on their drive from Minnesota to get married in Reno... Rector takes a classic noir setup and makes the most of it through clever plotting and spare prose' --Publisher's Weekly
'Highly rewarding... I just couldn't stop reading... There's no better place to spend a few imaginative hours these days than Rector's snowbound motel' --National Review
'Portents of disaster accumulate like wind-driven snow... A sly and very accomplished first novel'
About the Author
John Rector's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the Porterhouse prize. His first novel, The Grove, was a bestselling e-book and will be soon be published for the first time in print form. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently working on his next novel. Read John Rector's blog at http://johnrector.blogspot.com.