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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Book Review: The Highway by C.J. Box


Title: The Highway (The Highway Quartet #2)

Author: C.J. Box

Genre: Mystery/Crime

About the book: 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. The girls—and their car—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 first 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 highway? (From Goodreads)

My thoughts:  We are currently watching The Big Sky on ABC which is based on this book - and may I say loosely based on this book.  At this point, I am not sure which one I liked better.  The book covered just a couple of days and we are in Season 2 of the series.  The story has a female protagonist, Cassie, who is a Deputy in Helena.  In the beginning of the story she is just learning the job and has been taken advantage of by the Sheriff to do some of his dirty work.  She finds her strength throughout the story and learns to trust her gut.  I hope to see more of her in the next book in the series.  There are some slimy characters in the book and I think we may see more of them as well.  I did enjoy the story and it moved at a good pace that kept me reading past my bedtime a few nights.  

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