This is just too good to be a first novel. Anne captured me from the start and held me to the surprising ending. It is set in small town Texas but I have lived in five states and assure you she has captured small town Americana. I will eagerly watch for her next one, too.
Where did this guy Gentry come from? This is his first? I can't wait to read his second and hope it is forthcoming. He sets such good detail it makes the reader feel inside the plot and yet it keeps moving with surprises. Don't get bogged down with the setting of the scene because when it opens up you need a seat belt.