This novel is brilliant. There is no unnecessary description, and the dialogue is natural. I love the way the story gets straight to the point of whatever is afoot at the time. I almost read it in an afternoon.
At first I was amazed at the pill popping, but then realised that much of it was due to Billy's state of mind at the time, and also his easy access to various medications. He is so tortured by what has happened that he is gradually self destructing.
The story unfolds from a dramatic start and ends dramatically too. I couldn't put it down, as I wanted to know how on earth things would work out. I daresay it makes most readers wonder how they would react in a similar situation.
I liked the way the dog was woven into the story. The fact that he cared about it seemed to emphasise the fact that he was not the sort of person to hit and run.
I could picture the crag and the path, though perhaps if I actually went there it would look different. I think we all use bits of places we've seen in our lives, and fit them with descriptions we read in books.
I would definitely recommend this book.