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The Highway

A Novel
Box, C. J. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When two girls disappear on a remote stretch of Montana road, former police investigator Cody Hoyt and his former rookie partner Cassie Dewell begin an investigation that will lead them into the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.
Authors: Box, C. J.
Title: The highway
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 383 pages :,map ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: When two girls disappear on a remote stretch of Montana road, former police investigator Cody Hoyt and his former rookie partner Cassie Dewell begin an investigation that will lead them into the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.
Alternate Title: Highway
ISBN: 9781250031921
0312583206
9780312583200
Statement of Responsibility: C.J. Box
Subject Headings: Serial murder investigation Fiction Roads Montana Fiction Missing persons Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Serial murder investigation
Roads
Missing persons
LCCN: 2013009869
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I agree with the majority of comments about this book--I am a huge C.J. Box fan but this book was not what I expected-too grisly, and attempting to get us to know the mind of a serial killer--who cares, suffice it to say these people are demented. I was looking forward to reading the book, but had to put it aside after the first chapter. Bring back more Joe Pickett books--good stories, but they have family values also. As one comment said--give this one a miss.

Feb 11, 2014
  • Djeremay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Has to be the best C. J. Box book I've ever read! With a shocking plot twist partway thru, it was fast-paced, well-written & a complete revelation! I read it in two days, it was THAT good!!

Jan 21, 2014
  • Komplikator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

CJ Bix Fans - Don't bother with this one

Not only not CJ's best works, it is at the absolute bottom IMHO

Maybe it's because he is trying to get into the head of a criminal low-life rather than an LEO, or maybe he was rushed to meet a deadline. Either way the pace was horrible, there were WTF moments every couple of pages

The King trys to stay out of WA, OR and CA, yet one anchor of his circuit is Yakima WA?

What mother would let two teen age girls go on an Interstate trip - alone - without insisting that the car had a checkup first?

"She crossed her arms ove her breasts" Where else would she cross them? Behind her back?

and on, and on, and on

Jan 08, 2014
  • clarafuller rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This story contains some of the same characters from "Back of Beyond." But that is the only similarity in the books. This latest effort is shallow and uninspiring. Don't bother; this is not vintage C.J. Box.

This was the first book I read by C.J. Box, and now I am going to go get more . I thought it was a good read, finished it in two days.

Nov 01, 2013
  • deRougemont rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not one of C J Box' best, but you have to admire a writer who takes the risks that he has in this book. Enough said... any more would be a spoiler.

This is a very intense and grisly book. Definitely not for the squemish. The plot is an exact copy of William Kent Krueger;s "Copper River" althought Krueger is no where near as graphic. Just a cautionary word of dvice.

"When two teens go missing during a clandestine car trip, alcoholic investigator Cody Hoyt is convinced by his son and former partner to search for answers before discovering similar disappearances on a remote Montana highway that point to the work of a serial killer." Thrillers and Suspense October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=688170

This book desperately needed a good editor. It is wordy with too much unnecessary detail.There are many other good books worth your reading time. This book is not one of them.

Sep 30, 2013
  • AitchmarkB52 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

No place near my favorite from Box; an unexpected and disconcerting plot twist about halfway through left a bad taste in my mouth.

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