Pollock wrote with strong prose a powerful,haunting story about residents in two rural communities. It was different how he had many POV characters, some that you read about in few pages and never read about them again. It made the story less predictable and more real with many authentic characters. There were only a few clear main characters.
I was deeply moved by the stories of some of the characters, their situations. Others like Carl Henderson was sick in mundane,creepy way and not just another fake monster you see in other crime fiction.
I could read 300 pages of this novel if it was just about people living their lifes, walking through dim woods to their homes, the places he wrote about felt that real, important story. His writing ability, his ability to write great characters that feel as real world people was much higher than i expected. I have no choice but to rate this novel 5 stars, near perfect novel and one of the best i have read in this kind of literature.
The biggest flaw of the book is that it had a bit too many coincidences near the end. It stood out because before that i couldnt predict what will happen next.