This is a very engaging novel. Since I don't do negative or lukewarm reviews, you can guess that I liked it. One of the things that I really loved abut it was all the unexpected plot twist and turns, that made for great reading.
The Barnes & Noble Review
In Man in the Woods, Spencer wrestles with nothing less than the nature of Christianity and the notion of Jesus and His forgiveness for our sins, an unusual gambit for any contemporary mainstream novelist, most of whom are decidedly secular in their concerns. . . . And, just as we think that, finally, the [central question of the plot] may have been resolved, there is a surprise. It is an ending that, to Spencer's credit, jolts us as wide awake as any novelist could want.
An interesting note, the main female character, Kate, seems patterned after Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat, Pray, Love fame.