Two households headed for a violent intersection: a devastated family and an apocalyptic cult....Where do you draw the line you won’t cross? What happens after you cross it?...
A harrowing descent into betrayal, violence, and their aftermath.
Laurie Stone: "...so much compelling writing thundering out."
Gargoyle review: "Diane Lefer's multi-POV novel, written in a cutting, harshly direct Midwestern idiom, deals knowingly, and at times rapturously, with such American verities as religious fanaticism, child abuse, depression, schizophrenia, and the unbelievably cold and endless winters of the Northern plains....Lefer's characters all have a rough time. Some make it, and some don't. Their luck is so hard that the book can be painful to read, like scouring your mind with lye."