A Single Shot (Paperback)Matthew F. Jones (author)
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Mulholland Books presents... A SINGLE SHOT
Anyone's life can change in an instant. In Matthew F. Jones's acclaimed novel, one man's world is overturned with a single shot.
Trespassing on what was once his family's land, John Moon hears a rustle in the brush and fires. But instead of the deer he was expecting, he finds the body of a young woman, killed by his stray bullet. A terrible dilemma is made worse when he stumbles upon her campground - and the piles of drugs and money concealed there.
Moon makes his choice: he hides the corpse, and takes the cash. His decision will have consequences he can neither predict or control.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
A backwoods drama that is part Crime and Punishment, part Deliverance, and all white-knuckled suspense...it packs a helluva punch * People *
A harrowing literary thriller...a powerful blend of love and violence, of the grotesque and the tender. * New York Times Book Review *
A terrific novel...you can hardly breathe while you're reading this book....his crisis evokes every palm-sweating, heart-stopping, seemingly undoable mistake you've ever made * Los Angeles Times *
A harrowing, high-voltage thriller...A gritty, claustrophobic blend of Jim Thompson and James Dickey. * Publishers Weekly *
Jones owns a fine writer's eye for the kind of details that matter. * Washington Post *