"Winter and discontent... Scott is the master of mood... Haunting'" New York Times Book Review "A classically written crime novel that is also an atmospheric evocation of a bygone era." The Sunday Times "Reads with the stark clarity of a Johnny Cash song" Washington Post "Feels like the shell of a Cormac McCarthy novel filled with the intricate yearning and familial strife of a Lorca play. A gripping combination I don't think we're likely to find anywhere else." The Rumpus "Darkly beautiful... The Kept is a rare blend of brutality and empathy, emotion and close observation. I thought at times of Cormac McCarthy's work and of the novels of David Vann. At other times it brought to mind Stef Penney's The Tenderness Of Wolves and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain. But there's something wonderfully distinctive about The Kept... A literary page-turner of the highest calibre by a writer of serious talent." -- Jonathan Lee, author of JOY
How far would you go for your family, for love, for survival, for revenge?
A debut novel of big skies, deep snow, and open wounds, the ambition and sheer brilliance of The Kept is astonishing.