"...timeless...gripping...resemble(s) an Agatha Christie closed-community whodunnit but with horses, bears, wolves, and hunting rifles.""

"...The most fully achieved recent thrillers are two simpler stories, set in America alone and paring away modernity so as to seem almost timeless.  CJ Box's Back of Beyond centres on Cody Hoyt...(Box's) novel has grippingly come to resemble an Agatha Christie closed-community whodunnit but with horses, bears, wolves, and hunting rifles."

Sunday Times (UK)