“Where Angel Fears to Tread” is certainly an enjoyable, fast-paced thriller. But it’s so much more. The plot ties together extremely well and the writing style encourages the reader’s engagement with the characters. Issues of political power, corruption, murder and the profound impacts of inter-generational family violence are skillfully woven together with the human capacity for kindness, healing and moral choices. Angel’s story highlights how the most extraordinary contradictions can exist in a single person, yet still form a plausible unity. While in my view the ending could be stronger, it leaves the impression that we haven’t heard the last of Angel. For a debut novel, Perrier’s “Where Angel Fears to Tread” is exceptional.