Josh Ritter has long proved himself with his musical writing and genuine star quality as a singer/songwriter. Penning a novel however is quite a different challenge. Ritter has succeeded in this his first novel and weaves together different time-lines in a clever and gripping way. The characterisation, location and general pace of the story really had me gripped from beginning to end. Hopefully there are many more novels to come in the years ahead in addition to further muscial treats from this talented creative individual.