by Rae DelBianco
Wyatt Smith has an eerily inseparable connection and a dark history with his twin sister, Lucy, but he suddenly is compelled to leave Lucy and their home in Box Elder, Utah in order to save what little they have left of their family farmstead. Smith seeks retribution after his cattle are killed and so he travels south through harsh desert terrain alongside of a powerful, strange and violent girl with ties to a drug cartel.
Rea DelBianco is a brilliant, poetic wordsmith. Her debut novel has the makings of a classic, including the conflicts of “man” against man, nature, society and self. This is a dark, descriptive narrative that conjures an intense visualization of complicated characters, untamed landscapes and unbelievably layered and thrilling storylines.