That was a hell of a finale! The last quarter of this novel is especially good, with the suspense and mystery hyped up and over. I don’t think I’ve ever quite read a book like Cricket Hunters; it’s not only well-written, but unique. Blending genres with ease (drama, coming-of-age, crime/horror, magic), this story features relateable characters, strong sequencing, and two well-conceived who-done-it scenarios (set in past and present day). I guess I have another new star writer to add to my watch list: Jeremy Hepler. I’ll want to get a physical of this eventually – it belongs in my collection (and yours!).