The Hanging Tree is even better than Gruley’s Starvation Lake … richer and deeper and more emotionally satisfying, and the town is described with a defter, more assured hand.
A tremendously evocative work … a beautifully written tale with a memorable hero and a remarkably developed sense of place.
Gruley depicts small-town life and its newspaper persuasively, and he knows hockey, too.
Beautifully written… damn good. Gruley is a writer to watch.
A wonderfully written book that encompasses all the ratcheting tension you’d expect from a first-rate mystery—and at the same time incorporates the layered and bittersweet revelations about life in a small town.