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The Highway

The Highway

A Novel

Cassie Dewell (Volume 1)

C.J. Box

Minotaur Books



Mass Market Paperbound

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond andBreaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.

"If CJ Box isn't already on your list, put him there." – USA Today

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. The girls—and their car—simply vanish. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location. As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence. And he might not be working alone. Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle…Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill? Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?


Praise for The Highway

“Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, [this] perfectly paced novel offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists.” —Publishers Weekly Signature Review

“A violent, tension-packed, well-written thriller spiced with Box's vivid portrayal of the Western landscape that he loves.” —Associated Press

“A nonstop, action-filled race against time. 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.” —Orlalndo Sun Sentinal

“A fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat page-turner. I really couldn't put it down.” —Criminal Element

“Get off the genre interstate and take The Highway.” —Billings Gazette

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About the author

C.J. Box

C.J. Box is the bestselling author of Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, and more than a dozen other novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009, and Box has won the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award. His first novel, Open Season, was a New York Times Notable Book and an Edgar Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Box's work has been translated into twenty-six languages. He lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

C. J. Box

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C. J. Box

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