Box builds the characters so vividly they are visible. Some ties to the first book in the series but not so much that it would ruin the story if listened to out of order.
Obviously, the author has a right to write what he wants. But if I had read and taken to heart the negative reviews, I wouldn't have wasted my time. As it was, I "only" wasted 5 hours, because I quit so I wouldn't waste an additional 5 hours! Don't bother reading this book if you like something redeeming in your reads.
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they were willing to kill the hero and pass the baton on to the next generation.
His portrayal of the teenagers was well done
I think the part I liked and disliked the most this is entirely possible and could be a true story.
I have seen enough on the news to know that this kind of thing happens BUT I do not want to read about it for entertainment. I should have paid heed to another reviewer who wrote "I have read every book C.J. (Box) has written and am a big fan. The Highway seemed to take a turn to the dark side and I did not like it, very disturbing..."
Once I discovered audio books I've never gone back! I listen everyday while I garden, cook, work around the house, and at bed time.
I like C J Box. This book kept my attention. I listened to it until it finished. Very well done.
New characters coming. Can't wait for more!
I almost didn't finish this book, because i anticipated a horrible end for the girls. The villians were repulsive creatures. I don't really want to read another like this.
Yes, it was painful anticipating the horror. I think this is a horror book/
The villians, especially the crooked cop.
It appears Box was tinkering with some dark elements and decided to move on. This is a skip.
No the Pickett novels are excellent!
The main villain and Box's decent into madness with the character.
I loved all of the books in the Joe Pickett series and was really excited about being introduced to Cody Hoyt. "Back of Beyond" was great so I started reading "The Highway" immediately afterwards. I wish I hadn't.
While the first half of the book showed the same CJ Box promise, the second half of the book seemed to have been written by someone else. Cassie was a weak character and I simply could not buy how she solved the case. With the end of the story leaving us hanging about the 3rd bad guy, I definitely will not listen to a sequel. Didn't like Cassie from the beginning.
I've pre-ordered the next Joe Pickett book and am looking forward to that but I'm now a little hesitent about other Box books.