I love finding a new author that bring happiness to me on each page. Daniel a smart, tough, transplant to Holiday, Michigan. Rex is an anomaly who's got that gentle-giant thing working for him. Their story is well written and not rushed, thank goodness. There are secondary characters that make this a strong complete story, too. Marjorie, the owner of Sludge. Leo a young product that proves Holiday citizens are not red-necks and bumpkins. Will, the bringer of smart-ass truths, Daniel's family - ugh and the one real non-family family member Ginger. Each one of those characters obit around Daniel. Each dangling a veil for Daniel to grudgingly strip away to see what's right in front of him. We know there has to be another book because we have one or two more lives to save. Yup, Parrish has made me totally satisfied!