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Publisher Description

In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her frantic race toward the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that her two ruthless brothers-in-law are in pursuit, determined to avenge their younger brother's death. Responding to little more than the primitive fight for life, the widow retreats ever deeper into the wilderness—and into the wilds of her own mind—encountering an unforgettable cast of eccentrics along the way.

With the stunning prose and captivating mood of great works like Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain or early Cormac McCarthy, Gil Adamson's intoxicating debut novel weds a brilliant literary style to the gripping tale of one woman's desperate escape.

Fiction & Literature
October 13
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

Jackosborne36 ,

The Out lander

This is a sneaky book. I kept waiting for morality or real catastrophe. Never did deliver. All through the story there is total cruelty, the old woman's senior maid wanted to take a heavy strap to the naked body in the bath tub. Ms Adamson was too kind. All the way through, except for the arrow in the leg, she escapes punishment. It ended too squishy....Julian would have found her before she got back to Frank,captured her and dragged her at the end of rope back to his form of justice.

Wolfhead9 ,

The Outlander

I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I could actually put myself in Mary's place as she struggled to survive & escape. What a time to be a woman! Life was so much harder...
I will look forward to more wonderful storytelling from this wonderful author.

A weird sister ,

Terrific story

Captivating, difficult to put down and I couldn't wait to get back to it. Loved it can't wait to read more by this author.

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