I thought this was a good read. I really like the character Cassie Dewell.
Book worms will rule the world,
As soon as we finish one more chapter.
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).
I enjoyed this Book! Good Plot, Vivid characters, Narrative flowed, tight condensed style of writing. Found myself thinking about the story during the day, wondering what would happen next!
This story takes place among the oil fields (fracking) of North Dakota, and the main character is a police investigator, Cassie, from Montana. Grimstad is a town in turmoil as the ranching and farming give over to the oil fields and the industries and people associated with them.
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