Praise for "Nightwoods"
"Nightwoods is no typical thriller....its dazzling sentences are so meticulously constructed that you find yourself rereading them, trying to unpack their magic...the unhurried, poetic suspense is both difficult to bear and IMPOSSIBLE TO SHAKE."--"Entertainment Weekly "
"FANTASTIC ... an Appalachian Gothic with a low-level fever that runs alternately warm and chilling." --"The Washington Post"
"No writer today crafts more exquisite sentences than Charles Frazier." --"USA Today"
"ASTUTE AND COMPASSIONATE . . .a virtuoso construction . . . with wickedly wry dialogue reminiscent of the best of Charles Portis, Larry Brown, and Cormac McCarthy." --"The Boston Glob"e
"HIS BEST BOOK TO DATE. Frazier's exquisitely efficient style is matched by some finely tuned suspense." --"The Times (London)"
"Frazier has taken a fast-paced genre and subverted it at every turn, offering a closer look at the nature of good and evil and how those forces ebb and flow over time." --"Atlanta Journal Constitution"
..".[A] taut narrative of love and suspense, told against a gritty background of bootlegging and violence. The characters are rich and unforgettable, and the prose almost lyrical. This is Charles Frazier at his best. ...Just mention a new novel by the "Cold Mountain" author, and a line will start forming."
..".[T]hink Thunder Road meets Night of the Hunter meets old murder ballads. This is a suspenseful noir nightmare, complete with bootleggers and switchblades."
--"The Daily Beast"
"The story makes the book more than worthwhile, and the writing is as good as anything Frazier has created so far. ...[G]ripping story and engaging characters." -- "Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star"
"[E]ngages your deep interest.... The book's ending is masterful, gratifying suspense-seekers as well as readers who like things working on many levels." -- "Asheville Citizen-Times"