I received this book as part of the Library Thing.com Early Reviewers Group. It's a fast read, well written and thought provoking. As Anna and John come to the realization that perhaps they've made a mistake moving to Alaska, it's too late. The notion of being so isolated, losing power in subzero temperatures with no access to medical facilities or medicine was terrifying to me. I found the ending to be a little too perfect, but Rearden does a great job of evoking the desolation...and the degradation. I wish he had explored the notion of the hunter and what he might entail a little earlier and in more detail, however. I should note that this type of novel isn't something I would normally select to read.