A southern crime thriller and sequel to 2017's Lightwood. Fresh out of prison, Judah Cannon has returned to rural Silas, Fla. with his sights set on assuming the lead role in his family’s criminal enterprise, left vacant after his father died in a fiery gun battle involving a ruthless Pentecostal preacher and an outlaw biker club.
Post has a real knack for creating a complex plot that maintains its drive through sweat-slicked settings that range from raucous Daytona Beach strip clubs to the kind of lonesome roads where nothing good happens. She’s also adept at making us care about characters who in other fictional settings might be the bad guys. When Ramey says unhappily, 'I just held a gun on a man while he ate a Power Bar. Tied up. In my garden shed,' we feel for her.