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The Highway

Box, C. J. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Highway


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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
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.
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ISBN: 0312583206
9780312583200
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Report This 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!!

Report This 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

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Generally, I really enjoy CJ Box. Unfortunately, this is my least fav. Can't say why without spoilers...

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