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The Highway reader è 383 pages ë C.J. Box ë [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Highway By C.J. Box – Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is backIf CJ Box isn't already on your lis WinnerCar simply vanish Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner Cassie Dewell he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the fir The Lizard King is a loathsome creature a long haul truck driver who preys on young women mostly prostitutes 'Lizards' picked up at truckstops Once drugged and kidnapped he is free to do whatever he wants with them in his truck or back home in a specially euipped room Since he's always careful to abduct women from the many different places he drives he has managed to remain undetectedCody Hoyt recently sacked from his job as a police investigator is concerned when his son's girlfriend and her sister driving from Denver to Montana to visit him fail to turn up He drags his ex partner Cassie into helping him track the girls' movements getting them both into a heap of trouble I didn't really enjoy this book Partly because the Lizard King was such a gruesome mysogynist character stereotypically with a controlling demanding mother pure evil in fact with not an ounce of compassion but clever and cunning a true psychopath But that wasn't the main reason as I've enjoyed other novels featuring evil characters and I think the author made a strong start to this novel with a really creepy idea for a character carrying out near perfect crimes However I found the book a bit of a chore to finish mainly because the plot was somewhat predictable and I didn't really connect with the characters I was disappointed in Cody's involvement in the novel Cassie didn't really stand out as a fully fleshed individual and while Gracie the younger sister was a smart gutsy teenager her sister was just too much of an airhead to be believable Overall a disappointing read

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St girls who have disappeared in this area This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence And he might not be working alone Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highwa First Sentence Lewis and Clark County Montana Sheriff’s Department Investigator Cassandra Dewell winced when a pair of headlights broke over a rise onto a long treeless bench in the foothills of the Big Belt Mountains north of Helena The first thing readers need to know is that this is definitely not a Joe Picket book If you are expecting Joe’s Dudley Do Right morality do not read this book That said The elements of Box’ style which hold are very visual descriptions—occasionally so than some might care for –and excellent dialogue being top among them As many of the characters in this book previously appeared in “Back of Beyond” I greatly appreciated that Box summarizes the first story providing the back story and relationships of the characters The characterization of the two girls was very well done even down to Danielle’s anthropomorphizing her car The contrast of the two sisters is excellent; one being a survivor the other a victim The protagonists Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell are as different from one another as could be Cody hardened by life and experience believes in doing what is necessary to get the bad guys Cassie is fairly new to the force and somewhat naïve; at least in the beginning This is a much darker story than we’re accustomed to from the Joe Pickett books There are points where it’s ugly and very difficult to read There is an unexpected twist which is so shocking it’s hard to believe it happened The story has an excellent reveal and climax as well as a very very good albeit creepy ending I applaud Mr Box for taking this slightly risky step to the dark side He is an author I believe who deserves much credit and notice than he receives “The Highway” was not a comfortable read but it was a very very good one As an audiobook reader Holter Graham did a very credible job although it’s always a bit challenging having a man doing female dialogue Even so his voice did not take you out of or get in the way of the storyTHE HIGHWAY SuspensePol Proc Cody HoytCassie Dewel Montana Contemp – VGBox CJ Read by Holter Graham – 2nd in seriesA Macmillan Audiobook from St Martin’s Press 2013

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The HighwayWinner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is backIf CJ Box isn't already on your list put him there USA TodayWhen 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 The girls and their Now I can understand why people have been recommending I read C J BoxEven though I started with #2 in the Cody Hoyt series it is perfectly able to be read as a stand aloneThe writing is tense the plot taut and tight There is no mucking around just solid breath holding storylineTwo girls and their car simply vanish after detouring from their planned road trip to see their father for ThanksgivingWhen his son reports the girls missing former Police Investigator Cody Hoyt heads for their last known location When he fails to return his former rookie partner Cassie sets out in search of himarmed with the knowledge that these are not the first girls to just vanish in this areaAn exciting readAnd if you haven't yet read C J Box I recommend him