Staff Recommendation: Few writers can make the reader feel they are in a place along with the characters who live there. Tom Bouman achieves this in a great, sinister and surprising debut. The characters felt real and I cared what happened to them, and each page revealed a new layer to the ever twisting plot. The setting is rural northeastern Pennsylvania during a March thaw when things buried in the snow all winter are revealed. I was bereft when I finished this book.