Published: March 5, 2009
If the best of Tarantino, Carl Hiaasen and Scott Turow was shaken, given a jolt of pure heart and put down on paper, then that would be Quiver. With cracking dialogue, characters nailed to perfection and breakneck pace, Peter Leonard is more than just his father’s son. He is his very own writer and a huge talent.
Quiver is a spectacular debut... you will be holding your breath until the final page. Peter’s dad should be proud.
Son of Elmore, Peter Leonard is a chip off the old block...Quiver, his debut, is a dark, nasty tale that rattles along at a great pace...Quiver is genre fiction doing what it does best; the dialogue is film-script sharp and the plotting relentless...an exceedingly promising debut by anyone’s standards.
A spare, violent and grittily humorous crime novel…with some cracking dialogue, clever plotting and an enjoyably bloody climax.
Hilarious, moving, thoughtful, and with one hell of a story. A major new voice has roared and oh, with such dark ferocity.
Quiver is terrific. I have to make the corniest admission of all: Couldn’t put it down.
Quiver is mature, funny, well paced and smartly structured.
Peter Leonard’s first novel, Quiver, amply shows that he’s the great Elmore’s son. This book is a wicked trip…unique and engaging. I salute Peter Leonard at the beginning of what will obviously be a fine career.
Quiver is a terrific debut. Peter Leonard has a good ear for voices, a good eye for detail, and a talent for bringing together elements that can’t do anything but explode.