It is the time of the Great Depression. The dustbowl has turned the western skies red and thousands leave their homes seeking a better life.
Marcus Connelly seeks not a life, but a death - a death for the mysterious scarred man who murdered his daughter. And soon he learns that he is not alone. Countless others have lost someone to the scarred man.
They band together to track him, but as they get closer, Connelly begins to suspect that the man they are hunting is more than human.
It is said that he who hunts monsters should take care lest he thereby become a monster, and as the chase becomes increasingly desperate, the scarred man's pursuers are forced to choose between what is right and what is necessary.
Having come so far and lost so much, Connelly must decide just how much more he is willing to sacrifice to have his revenge.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781841497907
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Review by polarbear123
A very interesting setting for this novel. The chills are genuine early on in the book although it becomes a different sort of story in the second half with less fear and more realisation woven into the story. Some strong characters and memorable scenes make this definitely worth a look.
Review by mazda502001
To me, this seemed a very weird book. It's a chilling, uncomfortable read with, I thought, a peculiar ending.Back Cover Blurb:It is the time of the Great Depression, and thousands have left their homes seeking a better life.But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing only: revenge. For somewhere out there - riding the rails, stalking the camps - is the mysterious, scarred vagrant who murdered his daughter.No, Marcus Connelly seeks not a life but a death. The question is: how much is he willing to sacrifice to get it?