“One Night in the Hill Country,” by Felipe Adan Lerma is a short and dark thriller about a woman and her four young cousins. Out on a harmless journey they are getting into serious trouble when stopping at the vineyard of two somewhat dubious siblings. Under their influence our young heroes end up being used as human baits in an attempt to catch child abusers.
Tackling issues such as child abuse and illegal immigration the book throws in some interesting thoughts and reflective notes while keeping the suspense going with an intense and urgent writing style. With its fast pace and gripping storyline the book delivers some serious entertainment.