US crime fiction doesn't come grittier than this as Atkins condenses America's current problems of racism, misogyny and violence into a thoroughly entertaining if violent read
Atkins brings this [the rural US] to life and the series seems to get better with every book.
Ace Atkins's excellent series, set in the Mississippi hill country, gets better and better. This time Sheriff Quinn Colson is caught between renegade hillbilly dope dealers and the Dixie Mafia, while trying to keep a lid on his girlfriend's elaborate plans for their wedding. Like a country- noir take on The Dukes Of Hazzard, this is a memorably wild ride