Audiobook read by John Henry Cox, 14 hours of listening. The story arc, as a whole, is formulaic. Cowboy with mysterious past is hired by an old rancher with a widowed and deaf daughter-in-law and her small son. Guess what? Yeup, the cowboy and the widow fall in love … this was predictable early in the process of defining the characters. No surprise in a beautiful-woman-meets handsome-cowboy-scenario.
Given the predictable basics, Unspeakable is a good title, because the behavior of the bad guys will make you squirm. The interesting aspects of the story are in the peripheral characters, a retired sheriff obsessed with a 20-year old cold case, the old rancher and his love for his daughter-in-law, the absolutely Unspeakable acts of his psychopathic stepsons.