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By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 08 July 2016

C.J. Box’s THE HIGHWAY ©2013 is a thriller about a serial killer on the highways in the mid-west US. At first I feared the story would be fem-jep and torture porn, but it turns out that C.J. Box is a gifted writer and, without travelling that path, he had my imagination anticipating the worst. Obviously a serial killer does appalling things to his victims and we fear for the safety of a couple of young women, but the on-screen violence is a swift blur.

The story is compelling. Several unanticipated events rip holes into one’s expectations for the storyline. The only part that’s serenely lovely is the scenery.

What a ride!

I built a Cast of Characters for this story which is attached below. Click to download. (Use the Contact Form at the top of the page to report any difficulties).

This book was sent by the publisher, so I’m holding a giveaway. Please add a comment to this review here on my website, for your chance to win. We’ll toss the names in a hat.

by C. J. Box
Published by Minotaur Books

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I'd love to win this book! Let me know.

I loved your review of the Highwayman by C.J. Box. A must read of suspense. A life changing thriller!

Please add my name to the hat! I've loved Box's Joe Pickett books, but I haven't read this one yet. I have a mountain of to be read books but I don't have this one. It looks like a good one.

This caught my attention and I will try this book! Thanks for the review, which I read on dorothyl.

I've never read any books by C.J. Box and this book sounds interesting.

Very nice article. I absolutely love this site. Continue the
good work!

I'd love to win this book. Have never read this author.

I've never read (I know - WTF?) any C J Box - this could be the start of a beautiful relationship should I win. I've heard so many good things about this writer.

This story sounds SO intriguing!! I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

I have assigned this author for my mystery reading group in the past and he was well liked. I am way behind in the series, but thank you for your offer of a giveaway.

After these two reviews of CJ Box and his stories set in my neighborhood, I'm going to have to try them. If you like this type of story, I will have to email you about mine sometime.

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Hi Dan, come and join Crime Fiction group on LinkedIn where you'll find a much wider audience. At the top of this page there's a Tab for Crime Fiction. Check out an index of great conversations from Crime Fiction.

Good luck on winning the contest!

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Congratulations to John Bohnert who won THE HIGHWAY by C. J. Box!

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