It was almost dark when i landed..."There are echoes of Chandler in washed-up journalist Charlie Yates' terse, cynical narration but this is more than a mere pastiche: it's subtle, original and enthralling." (Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express). Having left Texarkana for the safety of the West Coast, reporter Charlie Yates finds himself drawn back to the South, to Hot Springs, Arkansas, as an old acquaintance asks for his help. This time it's less of a story Charlie's chasing, more of a desperate attempt to do the right thing before it's too late. Rod Reynolds' exceptional second novel picks up just a few months on from The Dark Inside, and once again displays the feel for place, period and atmosphere which marked out his acclaimed debut.