A lot of seemingly gratuitous blood and gore, but the story itself is really well written.
checked out 8/21/15
A good read but to some degree violent/gory.
Disappointing after reading Back of Beyond. Compared to that riveting title, this story is predictable. Nothing mysterious, no nail-biting moments of dread like Back of Beyond. It's nothing more than ok. I was surprised to read about a character from Back of Beyond mentioned in the more recent Badlands. So Mr. Box is linking his stand-alones. As usual for C. J. Box the writing is very good, so it would provide a worthwhile distraction on a snowy day.
This is an interesting book so far. I first noticed this title when i went to the "Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market" in East Bellevue. I find her to be a good author.
Very interesting dual stories about the Bakken and drug trade around it. Unfortunately, some immature moron wrote their own comments in pen in the large-print copy I read, so I assume the library will toss it.
Well-told story, with details of life in the cold north that took me back to northern Michigan.
Thanks to a massive oil discovery, once-dying Grimstad, North Dakota, has been transformed into a sprawling boom town full of newcomers and new construction -- as well as drugs, gangs, and violence. Early one morning, 12-year-old paperboy Kyle Westergaard witnesses a vehicle force another car off the road -- with fatal consequences. But the police say it's a single-car accident, and Kyle has complicated things with the theft of a bag from the crashed car -- a bag that lots of people want. Narrated by both Kyle and deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell (readers of The Highway will remember her), this atmospheric novel brims with suspense and action.
It took a little time to get engaged in this book but once the characters came together, it got quite good. I've just found this author and I've really enjoyed his writing (Joe Pickett series).
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