“Thrilling . . . unflinching . . . unforgettable. It's difficult to write about the beauty of Davis' storytelling . . . suffice it to say she seeks to unfold consciousness, including the reader's. Davis makes us care about her characters . . imaginatively transformed by exquisite prose. Her sense of place, gift for visualization and ear for interior monologue combine to propel us through this savage landscape and the roiling emotional journeys within. . . Her moral fiction calls us to empathize, read, imagine and hear, not only what is said, but the unsaid as well. This is a story of getting lost in the woods, of meeting the monster and getting out alive."