Not you typical CJ Box and Joe Pickett sort of book
Okay - couldn't get past the story line.
I love CJ Box, and this one did not disappoint! Like the first Cody Hoyt book, this story finds Cody on his own in a situation that is far more sinister than it appears to others. I like the addition of Cassie Duel as Cody's partner. I hope she'll return in the series.
Great narrator, Holter Graham gets all the voices right! I really appreciate that his performance is so seamless between the characters.
As for the characters, you know the writing is good when one just gets on your last nerve!
My only regret is that I did not use this for a road trip...and now I'm afraid to take another one ever again!
It was difficult to believe this was written by the same C.J. Box who authored the Joe Pickett series. I had no problem with the violence in the story since that is essentially part of the genre but the lack of flow in the story line made it less than a satisfying read or listen.
The reader was very good and easy to listen to.
I love a good mystery
Usually I love C.J. Box's books in fact I pre-ordered it, but I hated the story very raw for me, I would not recommend this book. I am 70 years old maybe, I prefer a little less violence.
If I reveal what disappointed me, I'll ruin the book for others. I just don't even understand what the author's thought process was in writing this book. The killer is glorified and continues on like he's supposed to be a character in a new sequel? WTF? It's like I'm watching the show that's on Fox, The Following, where the good guys are bumbling idiots and the bad guys seem to outsmart the good guys at ever turn.
Seriously, what was the point in this book?
I like books where the good guy wins at the end. I understand the main character of the novel having some flaws. I don't mind overlooking a few quirks. I understand how that makes him/her more identifiable with the reader. But what happens after the first four hours of this book -- well, I just don't understand why after one and half books the author did this. Stupid.
I cannot even find the words to express my disappointment with this book. Terrible.
Well, the middle of the book where good guy should kick some A double S S does not happen. WTF?! I'm so mad.
With the first two questions, Audible clearly knows I do not like this book so why would you ask me a favorite scene? There wasn't one. It was horrible.
Take a guess!!!!
Yeah. What is the point in this book???
more Wally Lamb
all of them
not my sort of story; nothing but awful, negative people, leaves you feeling icky.
Say something about yourself!
Not and extreme reaction other that I wanted to read more. I was angry at the ending.
I was so disappointed in this story. Loved C.J. Box. He has such great characters, but don't think I will ever purchase or listen to another one of his stories.
Want to masturbate to violent porn? Here is your chance.
Very sick. Ugh. Just ugh.
I like well written fiction, a good story that keeps me guessing and well developed characters.
I like books set in Montana where place plays a prominent role. I thought the kidnapped girls might develop into detailed gross gore. That didn't happen. It must be part of a series but I'm not inspired to read the one that came before, nor do I want to read the next one.
Authenticity demerits: the detour described over Beartooth Pass in the third week in November is highly improbably. That pass closes in mid October and to the best of my knowledge, has never been open in November. Global warming may change that sometime in the future but it has not yet happened. IF the pass were open, it has an elevation of almost 11,000 feet and has hair raising hairpin turns that would either scare the bejesus out of a high school driver or send her over the edge when she hit black ice. Even a teenage driver can't text and stay alive on that road.
No native Montanan would route anyone over that pass in October much less November. I've seen it closed (for days) by snow in July.
No trucker would detour over Beartooth Pass because, not only is it closed in November, I don't think large semi trucks are allowed.
Authenticity points: the road through Yellowstone Park from Cooke City to Gardiner IS kept open all winter. There is a religious group that bought a lot of land near Gardiner.