The Devil All the Time
In the backwoods of Ohio, Willard Russell’s wife is succumbing to cancer, no matter how much he drinks, prays, or sacrifices animals at his "prayer log." Meanwhile, his son Arvin is growing up, from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action. Around them swirl a nefarious... show more
In the backwoods of Ohio, Willard Russell’s wife is succumbing to cancer, no matter how much he drinks, prays, or sacrifices animals at his "prayer log." Meanwhile, his son Arvin is growing up, from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action. Around them swirl a nefarious cast of characters—a demented team of serial killers, a spider-eating preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff—all braided into a riveting narrative of the grittiest American grain.
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The Devil all the Time is a dark, gritty and downright dirty tale, yeah that's perfect for a story that I found pretty bloody enjoyable in places. The Players. Carl and Sandy Henderson are two killers that pick up hitchhikers and have their wicked way with them, photographed for all posterity in...
I couldn't put this down, read it in one go, was drawn in at the first page. Wow. This was not a light or mild read. This was a dark story with many characters that you could firmly put it the "bad to evil" section. But that doesn't sound completely right, because every character gets its own st...
4.5 stars! This book was excellent. Southern Gothic/Crime - gritty, grimy, sick and desperate. With a tiny dash of hope that makes you feel glad that you read it. I know that I am. (The author's story is interesting all by itself.)
Don’t read this book if you are depressed or need some kind of feel good story. This is full of murder, rape, and generally depressing stuff. And yet, it one of those novels that you want to know what is going to happen next. Holy crap, these are some sick individuals in this novel. There are...