I'm not sure of what the point was...to introduce another character? To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The main character is a woman placed in the police department to tick an equality box, who was overweight and a single mother. I finished listening to it the next day. The author of Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant historical novel. This is a solid 3.5 star book. Sigh. Pardon my blunt personality... Is this the one with the rapist trucker? The girls―and their car―simply vanish. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. Box's skill as a storyteller will keep the pages turning. Box story I read, Breaking Point, a Joe Pickett story was really good. - Booklist Yes, the Lizard King is the rapist trucker. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. But this novel really just turned my stomach. EVERY YEAR, if not earlier. I didn't think that it was that bad. Welcome back. If you never wanted that, but like a good mystery, give CJ Box a try. The road is fraught with tight hairpin turns. - Kirkus. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Having finally begun to actually like Cody Hoyt, I was a bit disappointed because he meets a gruesome demise in this novel. Here, you mainly listen to serial killers, Gracie, a kidnapped young girl, and Cody’s partner, Cassie Dewell, as well as Cody. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. A bit of background: the Beartooth highway drives up to 11,000' and officially closes by 10.14 of every year. It seemed that her being a novelty in her work setting was all the character development on offer. Major BS! Author C.J. Making those voices natural and credible as separate identities while keeping them readable—and the story flowing—requires immense skill. I certainly wouldn't want to be a single female driving long distance in remote areas! Two teenaged sisters traveling on their own between divorced, distracted parents disappear when the oldest sister takes a detour to visit her boyfriend. This one didn’t hit the mark for quite a few reasons. "If CJ Box isn't already on your list, put him there." Can Cody stay sober and stay on track long enough to find the missing girls? Ironically, I drove on many of the roads mentioned in this book. Neither The Highway, nor its predecessor Back of Beyond, have enough light moments to alleviate the oppressive evil and darkness permeating both novels. Including Yellowstone and the Beartooth Highway the very day I started to listen to this book. Cody Hoyt's skill as an investigator is equaled by his reckless, unconventional nature. Only a small portion of this, the second Cody Hoyt novel, comes at you from Cody’s point of view. If it ends up like this one, C.J. That said, Box aptly captures the impulsivity and obliviousness that plagues many teens, setting up the increasing plot tension as we know that they will be Pergram's next captives. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Some spoiler-ish stuff, but I will try and speak in generalities. Joe Pickett tells the vast majority of the stories in his series. I listened to this book on a drive from ID to MN. Full access is for members only. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location. While I am disappointed that Hoyt was murdered, I became convinced that Dewell will become a compelling character, especially in the next Dewell book: Badlands, which I have yet to read, except for the first 2 chapters that were tacked onto the ebook version of The Highway. Someone described Joe Pickett, the ethical, clean-living hero of a number of Box's books as Dudley Do-Right, with his darker side being portrayed by Nate Romanowski. When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. Yeah....I call BS on that. We’d love your help. This book is a total reversal. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. A great character and a good book. Giving a whole new meaning to "road kill", author C.J. will certianly be eliminated from my "must read" list. I've traveled those roads and there is so much more he could have done. Please try your request again later. Box has it. C. J. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location. This book mentions characters driving on this road in NOVEMBER and a SE. But this novel really just turned my stomach. For all the apparent machismo of his books, CJ Box writes women's voices very well. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless.” ―Library Journal (starred review)“Be warned: This is one scary novel.” ―Toronto Globe and Mail“The Highway is the summer's most terrifying novel...Prepare to be scared.” ― Orlando Sun Sentinal“A fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat page-turner. I loved the way this one started out. The Highway is better than 4 but not quite 5 stars. Leave the audience stunned so they would skim over the horrible mess that was the rest of the novel? "And so the countdown begins. I really couldn't put it down.” ―Criminal Element“Get off the genre interstate and take The Highway.” ―Billings Gazette. This information about The Highway shown above was first featured Joe Pickett tells the vast majority of the stories in his series. And, are all his books as misogynistic as The Highway? I wondered why Box would choose such a subject as serial killers, except that there is always something to … It was a crazy drive in the summer. Making those voices natural and credible as separate identities while keeping them readable—and the story flowing—requires immense skill. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels including the Joe Pickett series. Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Onto the next in this series! Back of Beyond: A Novel (Highway Quartet). There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Only a small portion of this, the second Cody Hoyt novel, comes at you from Cody’s point of view. Over seven million copies of his books have been sold in the U.S. and abroad and they've been translated into 27 languages. Ironically, I drove on many of the roads mentioned in this book. Great intrigue, strong subplots all kinds of stuff. I don’t do spoilers but this had one intense moment that floored me! I can't be any more specific. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including the Joe Pickett series. This is the first book in awhile that at one moment had me cover my mouth and drop the book! Some of the aversion to violence brought up by some reviewers seemed a tad hysterical. “Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, [this] perfectly paced novel offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists.” ―Publishers Weekly Signature Review“A violent, tension-packed, well-written thriller spiced with Box's vivid portrayal of the Western landscape that he loves.” ―Associated Press“A nonstop, action-filled race against time. It was not until the paperback copy was released that I remembered my friend telling me about this book. This book mentions characters driving on this road in NOVEMBER and a SEMI TRUCK taking this route. EVERY YEAR, if not earlier. This was a really intense story. By one-third of the way through this one I actually put it down and wasn't going to finish, but decided today since I loved Box's other books so much I should give it a chance. She read it in the hardback format. Including Yellowstone and the Beartooth Highway the very day I started to listen to this book. Thanks to a very bad decision on the author's part midway through this book, that's not going to happen.

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