Peter Heller has a simply gorgeous writing style. Factoring in his keen instinct for plot, ambitious subjects, compelling characters and expansive settings, he’s definitely on my Top 10 list! The Painter’s swift current carries the reader through countless beautiful passages exemplifying the transcendent nature of art. It’s another good reason to get on the Heller bandwagon.— Sara, Atlanta
An Oprah.com "Must-Read" Book
After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. Now he lives a quiet life. . . until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he'll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.