I can't trust an author. This is the first book in awhile that at one moment had me cover my mouth and drop the book! Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. Disclaimer: I received a free advanced readers' copy of this book, though I like would have bought the book simply on the strength of CJ Box being the author, as I'm a huge Joe Pickett fan and I enjoyed the first Cody Hoyt book, "Back of Beyond". I listened to this book on a drive from ID to MN. CJ Box summarized The Highway as "a serial killer long-haul trucker." Neither The Highway, nor its predecessor Back of Beyond, have enough light moments to alleviate the oppressive evil and darkness permeating both novels. The issue of sex slavery in long haul trucking is an interesting one, but this book left me feeling like I'd mostly been privy to very unsavory male fantasies: young women, probably virgins, captured and held (in their underwear, of course) for whatever kind of sex a guy can imagine and for as long as he wants. © BookBrowse LLC 1997-2020. I can't be any more specific. I had a co-worker and fellow reader tell me to check out Mr. We have driven that road and no way in HELL is anyone going to be doing all the driving that happens in this book at Thanksgiving time. 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. With one exception, I felt that the events of The Highway, unlike C J Box's other works, book were predictable and and not particularly interesting. When I realized it was about a WY game warden named Joe Pickett, I was not very interested. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. The Highway has as its inspiration the real life serial killer/long haul trucker named Robert Ben Rhoades, also known as the Truck Stop Killer, whose trucker radio nickname was Whips and Chains. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. - Booklist Characters were one-dimensional, the female characters in particular, and the overall tone just reeked of old. More Books, Published in USA  I understand that CJ Box is a popular writer, but after reading his latest book, The Highway, I am left with two questions: Does he always people his books with such unlikeable characters? The road is fraught with tight hairpin turns. Leave the audience stunned so they would skim over the horrible. I kept waiting for a twist or turn to grab me but that didn't happen. But this novel really just turned my stomach. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. "Box handles his large cast of characters capably, but, despite the chilling and timely scenario, the usually sure-handed author never quite gets our hearts racing." Making those voices natural and credible as separate identities while keeping them readable—and the story flowing—requires immense skill. The creator of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Breaking Point, 2013, etc.) Genre: Thrillers Thanks to a very bad decision on the author's part midway through this book, that's not going to happen. If it ends up like this one, C.J. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless.” ―Library Journal (starred review)“Be warned: This is one scary novel.” ―Toronto Globe and Mail“The Highway is the summer's most terrifying novel...Prepare to be scared.” ― Orlando Sun Sentinal“A fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat page-turner. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. The Highway I just quit listening to- not sure if it was the creepy truck driver, the re-emergence of the same two sisters, or the predictability of the whole thing but I just couldn't get into it, Could not agree with you more, Kathleen.

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