Back in East Texas for the summer break, college student Kevin Harvey
gets more excitement than he counted on when he signs on with a logging
crew to escape his dull summer job bagging groceries. As he and the
other 'flatheads' (so called on the off chance they don't get out of the
way of falling trees) soon discover, the Texas piney woods hold many
secrets - - some better left undiscovered.
"In Flatheads, Byron Starr has evoked the feel of the
East Texas woods in its forbidding and eery aspects. His people, who are
as real and gritty as sawdust, are caught in a most unusual trap, and
his ending is really disturbing. This writer seems to be a potential
heir to the uniquely East Texas horror crown presently worn by Joe R.
Lansdale. I enjoyed reading this book a lot."
-Ardath Mayhar, author of the Mesa series