Paradise Valley - C. J. Box

Paradise Valley

By C. J. Box

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 61 Ratings)

Description

She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.

For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once.

Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?

Paradise Valley continues the Highway Quartet series from bestselling author C. J. Box.

Reviews

  • Amateurish...

    2
    By Longhorn5555
    Dialogue that reads like a high school student wrote it... a real torture to stick with it. I've enjoyed most C.J Box books, but this one seems like it was ghost written by an inexperienced writer.
  • Paradise Valley

    5
    By greyts
    Excellent read!! A page turner! Keep them coming,Sir.
  • Loved it!!!!

    5
    By Vermontbeth
    Great book. Could not put it down. Love the setting of Montana and Yellowstone. I have enjoyed all the books in the Joe Pickett series and the 2 other books from this series. Highly recommend for anyone who likes the West and a story about a chase for justice.
  • Page turner.

    5
    By Running Ohma
    I was looking forward to Paradise Valley and was not disappointed. Great, well written and entertaining. The storyline is intriguing and actually feels plausible. The characters come across as real. I could not put the book down.
  • A winner until the end

    5
    By ynptrailrunner
    CJ managed to carry forth a character in Ron who was evil to the bone, without becoming unbelievable. He also made Cassie a believable woman of strength, surrounding her with other strong women. The men were support for Cassie; not as protection. The story carried on at a fluid clip until the end when it ended very anti-climatically. I would have expected Ron's demise to have more drama and dialogue with those who ensured his reign of terror was over.
  • Paradise Valley

    5
    By PushpushStable
    This should come with a warning...stock snacks and fluids nearby and plan to read cover to cover. It is well worth lost sleep.
  • Paradise valley

    5
    By tommytittemouse
    Great read couldn't put it down
  • Okay, but seemed rushed

    3
    By kissdaddy
    The first two books are superior to the final installment. The final book has a feeling that it was written just to wrap up the story. It could have been a much longer and detailed book. Worth the read to finish the Cassie series, but I cannot help but feel a bit disappointed. If you read the Mr. Mercedes series by Stephen King, you probably noticed the last book of the trilogy was the weakest...same case here.

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