If you've got hooked on 'True Detective' then you've already had a taste of the tried and true genre of Southern Gothic crime. Southern Gothic is defined by a bleak look at poverty, moral depravation, and decline within the American South. What better setting for badass detectives and terrifying psychopaths?
A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.