“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”
“a novel revealing how money and influence are used to relentlessly pursue an innocent man”
“The Bottom by Howard Owen races along at breakneck speed, hardly pausing long enough to allow one to catch a breath.”
“a captivating voice . . . acute observations . . . bullet-speed pace . . . masterfully created . . .”
Marvel Creek, in East Texas in the early 1930s, might be any small town in the South—rural bottomland bordered by the muddy Sabine River.