Janet Maslin called Ron Rash, "one of the great American authors at work today." What happens above this fictional waterfall in the North Carolina mountains is a local woman is accused of poisoning the trout stream. Two characters with very different backgrounds are both drawn to the beauty of the area and to each other as they are forced to deal with the situation. Les, is the county sheriff, drawn away from his everyday struggle with the local meth epidemic, and Beck is a park ranger, drawn away from dealing with the tourists.
New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2015. 252 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.