"[H]istory is retold in thrilling fashion and shapes the course of the final chapters of this fast-paced, beautifully written yarn.”
— The Chronicle Journal
"[Gault reimagines] the Western in the tradition of Canadian writers like Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and Guy Vanderhaeghe (The Englishman's Boy) who update a touchstone genre and make it their own."
"In her researches into the famed characters of the American West and Louis Riel’s North West Rebellion, Gault was looking for a geographical nexus in which to intertwine the lives of her protagonist Abigail Peacock with an escaped member of Jesse James’ gang and famed Métis leader Gabriel Dumont."
"[W]e're handing the mic over to a writer whose work features a strong female character that does not fit the traditional mold."
"Abigail's brash, dryly humorous voice makes her an engaging heroine….[h]er descriptions of the mostly unpopulated landscape are starkly beautiful."
"Exploring the Canadian outback in This Godforsaken Place."
"[T]his Godforsaken Place blends its narrative with historical fact, a feature made possible by Dr. Gault’s extensive research."
"Gault managed to smoothly weave these two very different historical episodes into the story of Abigail Peacock from Wabigoon, Ontario."
"The main character, Abigail, was strong, opinionated, witty, and intelligent. The historic setting was interesting, and the writing was superb."