"In Hughes’ quiet debut thriller, one of the townspeople in a small Texas community is becoming increasingly unhinged and, therefore, potentially dangerous.


"An absorbing slow-burn approach and simpatico characters make this a standout novel."

Kirkus Reviews, 2019


"The author eschews the typical propulsive pace of a crime novel in favor of a more meaasured, almost literrary speed. This works to the benefit of the characters, who emerge from the page fully formed and breathing."

Kirkus Reviews, 2019

McTague, a work in progress--third draft. Still fine-tuning before handing it over to reviewers. This saga of a summer wheat harvest crew should go to the publisher in early September with an October release. Would you like a sneak preview of some of the action scenes? Easy--sign up for the Jerrod Citizen.


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