They don’t sign the notices over at Kirkus Reviews so I don’t know how better to describe this one…
“Gallagher has been called a horror writer, a fantasy writer, a non-fantasy writer, a writer for big screens and smaller ones, a writer whose considerable talent has enabled him to slip in and out of genres precisely as if those tidy little boxes didn’t exist – as indeed they don’t for his character-driven books. In this one, Sebastian Becker (The Kingdom of Bones, 2007, etc.), his fast-track career abruptly derailed, contemplates an uncertain future…[snip]
…Gallagher loves character development but respects plotting enough to give it full measure. The result is that rare beast, a literary page-turner.”
UPDATE: The full review is now online and you can read it here.